Agung a tamlang

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Agung a tamlang
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Percussion instrument
Classification Idiophone
Hornbostel–Sachs classification 111.24
(Percussion vessels - slit drum)
Developed Maguindanao

The Agung a Tamlang is a type of Philippine slit drum made of hollowed out bamboo in imitation of the real agung. Pitch is determined by the length and depth of the slit. The agung a tamlang is used as practice for the real agung: players either use either one agung a tamlang (hold it with one hand and using the other to strike it with a beater) or using two agung a tamlangs where the other agung is held with one’s feet.[1]


  1. ^ Mercurio, Philip Dominguez (2006). "Traditional Music of the Southern Philippines". PnoyAndTheCity: A center for Kulintang - A home for Pasikings. Archived from the original on 21 July 2006. Retrieved June 12, 2006.