Bedug

Name: Bedug.
Type: Membranophones > Drums > Barrel.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 211.22
Country: Indonesia.
Region: South East Asia.

Description: The bedug [in Indonesian: beduk; in Javanese: bedhug] is one of the drums used in the gamelan. It is used among Muslims in Java for religious purposes. The bedhug is large double-barrel shaped drum having water buffalo leather stretched on either side.
Unlike the more frequently used kendang, the bedug is suspended from a rap and played with a padded mallet. The drum has pegs holding the two identical heads in place similar to the Japanese taiko.

Citations: Bibliography: Rasmussen, Anne K. [2010] ; Women, the Recited Qur’an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-25549-4 ; Muhaimin, Abdul Ghoffir [2006] ; The Islamic traditions of Cirebon: ibadat and adat among Javanese Muslims. ANU E Press. ISBN 978-1-920942-30-4 ; Lindsay, Jennifer. Javanese Gamelan. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1979. ISBN 0-19-580413-9. Page 47 ; George, Kenneth M. 2010. Picturing Islam: Art and Ethics in a Muslim Lifeworld. John Wiley and Sons. p. 77. ISBN 978-1-4051-2957-2 ; Websites ;

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