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158 bangu

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frame: wood; Th.12.5cm
membrane: pig skin, Dm.22.5cm
beaters: 2, bamboo

Also called bangu. A drum with a thick wooden frame. The membrane is smaller than its external appearance suggests. The tone quality is shrill, and a tremolo performance style is characteristic. The performer usually pays paiban with the left hand while playing the danpigu with the right. One of the main instruments in dramatic accompaniment styles.

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