How big is a gong?

How big is a gong?

Gongs vary in diameter from about 20 to 60 inches (50 to 150 cm).

What size gong should I buy?

Buy the Gong that Matches Your Playing Ability Beginners do well with a gong that is 26 to 32 inches in size. Gongs too small tend to be harder to control and move about a lot. Large gongs require an ability to move a lot of metal skillfully when you strike and are not good “learning gongs.”

What is a Chinese gong?

A gong is a percussion instrument formed from a circular metal disc. Gongs are played with mallets, a type of percussion beater with a large, felted head. Gongs are a key instrument in the traditional music of China, Burma, and Indonesia, and they have been a part of Western musical culture since at least the 1700s.

What metal is used to make a gong?

Bronze is a common material used to manufacture Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese, Malay, and Chinese gongs. Brass and other copper-based alloys are also common in gong manufacture. Many gongs are forged in factories that produce other metal idiophones, including chimes and tubular bells.

How do you make a Chinese gong?

Take a 12 or 18″ wooden dowel and wrap one side with electrical tape to form a head. That’s the side that will strike the gong. If you don’t have a wooden dowel, you can substitute a wooden spoon, a chopstick, or an unsharpened pencil: just wrap the head the same way on the end that will strike the gong.

What does a gong symbolize?

Gongs belong to the oldest and most important musical instruments of South East Asia. In Asian families the Gong was an attribute of wealth and served as a status symbol. In rites the Gong was used in the evocation of ghosts and in the beginning of demons. Touching a Gong brought you fortune and strength.

What is a Chinese gong used for?

The Chinese used gongs for many ceremonial functions. They were struck to announce when the Emperor or other important political and religious figures arrived. Military leaders also used gongs to gather men together for battle.

What is the best gong to buy?

13 Best Gong Reviews and the Best Gong Brands

  • WUHAN WU007-2626-Inch Chau Gong. The perfect size for live recording.
  • Zildjian 12″ Table-top Gong and Stand Set.
  • Woodstock Desk Gong.
  • Dream FENG22 22″ Feng (Wind) Gong.
  • WUHAN WU015-22 22-Inch Wind Gong.
  • Woodstock Healing Gong- Eastern Energies Collection.

How do I choose a gong?