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Word: kulintang

Source of Term: Filipino Heritage vol.6


Category: Musical Instrument

Description: A set of eight graduated gongs laid horizontally.This is a melodious

instrument. Each set tuned differently from the other but all weaving in and out of
a pentatonic scale.

Word: kulintang

Category: instrument

1. Ethno-linguistic group: Maguindanaon

2. General physical description: a series of eight graduated bossed gongs arranged horizontally from largest to the smallest and laid over an antangan.

3. General playing technique: struck by a pair of sticks called basal.

4. Musical function: plays the melody in palabunibunyan

5. Playing circumstance: it is heard in various occasions like weddings, water baptism called paigo sa ragat, and curing rites called kapagipat

Source:CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, Volume I, Peoples of the Philippines, K-Z

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