Kkwaenggwari

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Kkwaenggwari
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Korean name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationKkwaenggwari
McCune–ReischauerKkwaenggwari

The kkwaenggwari (Korean pronunciation: [k͈wɛŋ.gwa.ɾi]) is a small flat gong used primarily in folk music of Korea. It is made of brass and is played with a hard stick. It produces a distinctively high-pitched, metallic tone that breaks into a cymbal-like crashing timbre when struck forcefully.

A kkwaenggwari

It is particularly important in samul nori and pungmul, although it is also used in other genres.

The instrument's name is probably onomatopoetic for the sound the instrument produces, "ggwaeng-ggwaeng" (hangul: 꽹꽹).[1] An alternate name is swe.

This gong is struck with a wooden mallet to produce a sharp attention commanding sound. The instrument is commonly used in folk performing arts in Korea, including shamanic music, dance, mask dance drama, and is the lead instrument in pungmul.

Sound is largely divided into Gaen(갠) gang(), and zig-gaen(지갠).

Sounds[edit]

Gugak has many forms called Garak, Jangdan(rhythm).

Whimori

Whimori(휘모리)

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