|Instrument Title||Balingbing 2 |
|Instrument ID||116.00 |
|Hornbostel-Sachs class||111.2 |
|Description||Bamboo tube with a long section cut out of each side, leaving one long section on each side attached to the bottom of the tube. This slit division allows the halves to vibrate when struck against the heel of the hand. |
Instrument of the Kalinga people of the northern Philippines, especially by young girls in the evening for recreation and to drive away evil spirits. Often played in groups of up to six.
A small hole (8 cm from the base) is closed or opened by the thumb or finger of the player allowing a variation in the sound of the buzz.
There are two large cracks one on each side of this balingbing (25cm and 17 cm in length), and one crack rising up from the base (9 cm in length).
|Dimensions||Length: 45 cm|
Diameter at base: 3 cm
|Condition||Poor; 2 large cracks, one on each side (25 cm and 17 cm in length) and one crack starting at base (9 cm) |
|Digital Collection||Ethnomusicology Musical Instrument Archive |
|Image No.||xai_116b.jpg |
|Contact Info||For further information contact: Archivist, University of
Washington Ethnomusicology Division, School of Music Box
353450, Seattle, WA 98195; (206) 543-0974 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives |
|Digital reproduction field||Photographed with digital camera (JPG image); processed
using Photoshop (resized to 550 pixels, quality level 5,
label added) |