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Kanelocked

  • David W. Hughes
  •  and Henry Johnson

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Generic term for various types of Japanese metallophone; compound forms take the suffix -gane (‘metal’). It has two main sub-meanings, distinguished in writing—‘gong’ and ‘bell’; in practice, however, these categories are not so distinct. Kane is also used in some areas to refer to cymbals. The pitch of the instruments is not musically significant: they are never tuned to other instruments, nor do they play melodies. (An unimportant exception is the ...

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