Frame drumming virtuoso Glen Velez defines a frame drum as a single-headed drum with the measurement across the head exceeding the measurement of the depth of the shell. The headed tambourine is a great example from our Western culture. The Middle East region of the world gives us frame drums such as the riq, tar, and bendir.
Could the drums mentioned in the Old Testament have been frame drums? Did Miriam play a frame drum while singing and dancing?
Here's a short improv frame drum solo from me. Enjoy