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      Name: Bonang (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonang) an instrument that is used in Javanese gamelan.   

      A type of idiophone.
      *Wikidata item: *Q892076 (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q892076)

      External links:

      http://www.instrumentsoftheworld.com/instrument/14-Bonang.html

      https://omeka1.grinnell.edu/MusicalInstruments/items/show/89

       

      Disambiguation: a collection of small gongs placed onto strings in a wooden frame

      There are 3 types of bonang:

      • Bonang panerus
        • Highest pitch
        • Uses the smallest gongs
        • Normally covers two octaves
        • Plays the fastest rhythms of the bonang
      • Bonang barung
        • One octave below the bonang panerus
        • Normally covers two octaves
        • One of the most important instruments in the ensemble because it gives cues for other players 
      • Bonang panembung
        • Lowest pitch
        • Mmore common in Yogyvanese style gamelan

      *Description: *Higher pitched gongs have an arched head and lower pitched gongs have a flattened head. It is hit with two tabuh (padded stick) and is typically made out of bronze. 

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