3D40.34 - Gongs - Cymbals

Attach the gong to a support rod on a table so that it hangs evenly from both strings.  Strike sharply with the mallet.
Code Number:
3D40.34
Demo Title:
Gongs - Cymbals
Condition:
Good
Principle:
Frequency of Sound Waves, Spectrum Analysis
Area of Study:
Acoustics
Equipment:
Gong and mallet
Procedure:

Attach the gong to a support rod on a table so that it hangs evenly from both strings.  Strike sharply with the mallet.  

References:
  • Sal Levy, "The Sound of Cymbals Crashing", TPT, Vol. 29, # 5, p. 272, May 1991.
  • D.W. Krueger, et. al, "Bali's Beating Gong", Physics Today, Sept. 2010, p. 19.
  • Thomas Rossing and Robert Shepherd, "Acoustics of Gamelan Instruments", Musical Acoustics, p. 169.

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