Gambang

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Gambang

 

an Indonesian percussive musical instrument with wooden or metal plates horizontally mounted on a stand. The instrument is played with two wooden sticks with wrapping wound on the end of each. The sound produced is loud and sharp. The gambang is one of the basic instruments in the gamelan orchestra; it is also played in the Javanese shadow puppet theater.

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