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Gandingan Jesse Russell

Gandingan

Jesse Russell

Published March 18th 2012
ISBN : 9785510597424
Paperback
144 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The gandingan is a Philippine set of four large, hanging gongs used by the Maguindanao as part of their kulintang ensemble. When integrated into the ensemble, it functions as a secondary melodic instrumentMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The gandingan is a Philippine set of four large, hanging gongs used by the Maguindanao as part of their kulintang ensemble. When integrated into the ensemble, it functions as a secondary melodic instrument after the main melodic instrument, the kulintang. When played solo, the gandingan allows fellow Maguindanao to communicate with each other, allowing them to send messages or warnings via long distances. This ability to imitate tones of the Maguindanao language using this instrument has given the gandingan connotation: the talking gongs.