Tumpong

Name: Tumpong.
Type: Open-Ended Flute > Aerophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.111.12
Country: Mindanao, Philippines.

Description: The tumpong [also called “inci” among the Maranao] is a type of Philippine open-ended bamboo flute used by the Maguindanaon. It is half the size of the largest bamboo flute, the palendag. This instrument is usually played during family gatherings in the evening and is the most common flute played by the Maguindanaon.

Playing Techniques: The tumpong makes a sound when players blow through a bamboo reed placed on top of the instrument and the air stream produced is passed over an air hole at the top of the instrument.

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