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date: 14 November 2019

Jengglong [jengglong degung]locked

  • Margaret J. Kartomi

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[jengglong degung]

Gong chime in a Sundanese gamelan, especially the gamelan degung, in West Java. Its bossed gongs (six in slendro tuning, seven in pelog), ranging over an octave, are about 30 to 45 cm in diameter and have deep inward-sloping sides. They are suspended vertically in a frame or arranged horizontally in low rectangular frames forming three sides of a rectangle, in front of and to each side of the seated player. In ...

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