Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Kulintang Gong 006

Kulintang - Maguindanao Kolintang - Maranao
The term kulintang respresents the eight gongs seen in some of these photos. Three former photos are examples of the tongkol process, the way kulintang gongs are tuned using a hammer. Here Master Danongan Kalanduyan is demostrating how this is done on my kulintang gongs. The two latter photos show betays, the beaters used to hit the bosses of kulintang gongs. Learn More about them at


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picture by Philip Dominguez Mercurio. Copyright: Philip Dominguez Mercurio