Name: Tumpong.
Type: Aerophones > Flutes > Transverse.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.111.12
Country: Mindanao, Philippines.
Region: South East Asia.

Description: The tumpong [also “inci” among the Maranao] is a type of Philippine bamboo flute used by the Maguindanaon. It is half the size of the largest bamboo flute, the palendag. A lip-valley flute like the palendag. This masculine 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 atop the instrument.


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