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178 tangu

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body:wood; L.33.8cm
membranes:ox hide, Dm.21.2cm and 21.7cm resp.

Also called tanggu. Four hooks attached to the center of the body are hooked onto the four supports of a stand, and the upper drumhead is struck with 2 beaters. Used in folk instrumental ensembles and in the accompaniment of traditional theater.

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