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date: 22 November 2019

Kong panglocked

  • Gavin Douglas

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Gong chime of the Shan states of Myanmar. Four to ten bossed gongs 15 to 40 cm in diameter are suspended in a vertical wooden frame in one or two rows. Mallets, one for each gong, are attached to a lever allowing one player to strike all the gongs simultaneously. Individual gongs are not tuned to specific pitches and cannot be played separately, but together they span about two octaves. The ...

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