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186 bajiaogu

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frame: wood, with metal cymbals; Th. 5.1cm
membrane: snake skin, Dm. 18.0cm

Eight holes are cut into the side of the wooden frame. A small copper disc is inserted into and loosely attached to each. Used in tan xian pai zi qu, a popular style of narrative music of the Beijing region. Similar to the duff of Western Asia.

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