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Gamelan Gong

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Gamelan Gong

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Description

Gamelan gongs for Hire

Gamelan Gongs are large nipple type gongs and have been used widespread for years but was originally a form of the ceremonial gamelan music of Bali, dating from the court society of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and associated historically with public ceremonies and special occasions such as temple festivals.

There are many variations of gong found throughout the World and generally these instruments come from the Far East. A gong is easy to mistake as a tam tam and hire companies are regularly asked for tam tams when the client means gong and gongs when the client means tam tams. As a general rule, the gong has a specific pitch and more often than not a nipple or raised boss in the centre (but not always) and a tam tam has a more indefinite pitch and is much more splashy and crashy.