Cing [Vietnam]

Name: Cing.
Type: Idiophones > Percussion > Gongs > Bossed >
Hornbostel Sachs No#: 111.241.1 bell gong.
Area: Highlands.
Country: Vietnam.
Region: South East Asia.

Description: The cing is a large bossed or flat gong of the central highlands of Vietnam. Among the Mnong people cing designates an ensemble of flat gongs. Normally comprising six instruments of different sizes: cing mei, cing rnuul, cing ndöt, cing lua, cing thöö, and cing thêe.

Playing Techniques: The instrument is held by the left hand and struck with the right, the left hand being open towards the inside of the gong. Moving the palm of the hand in or out changes the loudness.

Construction: It consists of a metal disc surrounded by a small cord.

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