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

Description: The tumpong [also played by 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. It is an open-ended flute like the palendag.

Playing Techniques: The tumpong produces sound when the player blows through a bamboo reed that is placed on top of the instrument. The air stream produced is passed over an air hole atop the instrument. This masculine instrument is usually played during family gatherings in the evening and is the most common flute played by the Maguindanaon.


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