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date: 14 November 2019

Tudduglag [lelega, gigiugiu]locked

  • Margaret J. Kartomi
  • , revised by Andrew C. McGraw

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[lelega, gigiugiu]

Xylophone of the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. Its three or four smooth wooden bars rest on two sticks placed on the ground under their nodal points. Four sticks are pushed into the ground beside the nodes of the highest and lowest bars to hold all in place, with leaves placed between the bars to hold them apart and allow them to vibrate. The bars are beaten by one or two players of either sex, holding two wooden rods each. There is no standard size, but the bars in a set from Sipora measure 61, 53, and 49 cm long. In Pagai the instrument is called a ...

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