Bangzi



[Chin.]


CLASSIFICATION: 

Idiophone, Percussion Idiophone, Percussion instrument, Untuned percussion instrumentWestern Equivalent wood block.

HISTORY:  
The bangzi is typically used in opera accompaniment or instrumental ensembles.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 

The bangzi is a wooden instrument that comes in at least two sizes. Typically it is around 4 inches long, 2 inches tall, and 3 inches wide and is hollowed out inside.

SOUND PROPERTIES: 

The bangzi is performed by striking it with two wooden sticks of different sizes. It makes a clear, loud and resonant sound when struck.

RANGE:  
Since the bangzi is an untuned percussion instrument, the instrument creates no discernable pitches, just a variety of sounds.


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