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date: 14 November 2019

Kempur komodong [kempur kemodong, gong pulu, gong kemodong]locked

  • Andrew C. McGraw

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[kempur kemodong, gong pulu, gong kemodong]

Balinese metallophone consisting of two large iron or bronze bars suspended over an earthen jar or wooden soundbox. The two bars are slightly out of tune with one another, producing an acoustic beating effect when struck together that is meant to imitate the vibration of the large, bossed gong. It is used as a substitute for the gong in smaller Balinese ensembles including the ...

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