- Margaret J. Kartomi
- and Andrew C. McGraw
Jew’s harp of Indonesia. In the most common bamboo and palmwood varieties a rectangular lath is split to produce a long vibrating tongue that narrows at one end. Held in the left hand, it is placed in front of the player’s half-open mouth while a finger of the right hand vibrates the tongue by either plucking it or rhythmically pulling a small cord attached to it. The name ‘genggong’ is found in many parts of Indonesia and in the Malay peninsula, but there are also many local names....