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17" Gou Gong
Intimate, high-fundamental pitch with a traditional use in healing.
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Strokes/Pattern - Wind Mallet
Strokes/Pattern - General Mallet
The Gou Gong (sometimes called a Hmong Shaman gong) has rich history and tradition of healing, being used as a medicinal tool. This instrument is heavy and thick with a turned edge, and produces warm tones that are clear and linear, with less spread and overtones than traditional chau or wind gongs. Gou Gongs produce a higher fundamental pitch with shorter sustain, which can be stretched into longer sustained notes through repeated strokes. Their lower-volume sounds make them best suited for use in smaller ensembles and more intimate performance spaces. The Zildjian 17" Gou Gong features a small Zildjian logo etched into the front of the gong and a small black logo printed on the back of the gong, with a black hanging rope.
- Focused sound with short sustain - ideal for intimate performance spaces
- 17" dia., 10 lbs
- Includes hanging rope
- Small engraved Zildjian logo on front, black Zildjian logo on back
- Works well for lower-volume gong sounds