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date: 05 December 2019

Talempong bambu [calempong bambu]locked

  • Margaret J. Kartomi

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[calempong bambu]

Bamboo idiochord tube zither of Minangkabau, West Sumatra. It varies in size, but can be about 50 cm long and 15 cm wide, closed by a node at each end; the bamboo chosen is usually fairly old and is soaked in water for a month so that it can be more easily worked. The strings, from four to seven in number, are bamboo fibres prised out of the cortex. Small bamboo bridges are placed under the ends of each string. The lowest-pitched string, called ...

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