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Gong

James Blades, James Holland and Alan R. Thrasher

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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A percussion instrument of either definite or indefinite pitch, in the form of a circular metal plaque. The vibration is strongest near the vertex and weakest near the rim (the opposite is the case with a bell).

Keywords: Introduction; History; China; Western art music

Reference Entry.  2129 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music

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