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GONG Gong Wadon wah-doan - Bali The largest Balinese gong measuring slightly under a meter The wadon is loose meaning the face is relatively thin and vibrates freely The wadon trades with the lanang in ending the metric cycle Gong Lanang lah-nahng - Bali A mate to the wadon lanang means male and wadon means female it is slightly smaller and about a step higher in pitch The lanang is a tight gong the face being thicker than the wadon The lanang trades with the wadon in ending the metric cycle Gong Racks Bonang boh-nahng or Bonang Barung - JavaBali A double horizontal row usually of from 10 to 14 gongs with rounded nipples tuned to a scale and played by one person with a pair of cord wrapped sticks There is usually one bonang per scale Trompong trohm-pong - Bali A horizontal row of usually 12 Balinese gongs with conical nipples tuned to a scale and played by one person only with cord wrapped sticks The trompong has a lower pitch range than reong Reong ray-ong - Bali A horizontal row of small gongs with conical nipples tuned to a scale and played with cord wrapped sticks by one or more players Two reong pots can also be mounted vertically on either end of a stick The reyong is one of the more difficult instruments to master as it requires a high degree of precision and coordination with the other players However the reyong is capable of creating some of the more spectacular effects of the ensemble and is a key instrument Kempli kehm-plee - Bali A small gong laid over a lace of cord strung within a box which functions as a stand Kempli is usually played with a stick wound with cord The kempli plays the beats of the cycle like a metronome Bar Instruments Saron sah-rohn - BaliJava The generic Saron is a mid register instrument with typically six or seven
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