Gongs Series

Wind Gong

Feng Gong

White Gong

Tiger-Sound Gong

Gong Chime

Chao Gong

Bao Gong

Jing Gong

Xiang Jia Gong

Hui Yin Gong 

Dan Da Gong

          Che Sui Gong
          Opera Gong

Geng Gong

 
 

Cymbals Series

China Wuhan Cymbals

Jing Cymbals

B Series Cymbals

C Series Cymbals

D Series Cymbals

E Series Cymbals

F Series Cymbals

G Series Cymbals

Water Cymbals

 


History of gongs

In Chinese history, gongs are mentioned around 500 A.D., attributed to a nation called HIS YU between Tibet and Burma during the reign of emperor Hsuan Wu. In ancient China, gongs were used to indicate the beginning and ending of a session, especially in court. As a musical instrument, the gong accompanied celebrations, funeral ceremonies, songs, and theater plays. In the music of the Asian high cultures, the gong was used as an orchestral instrument.

A gong is a round metal plate, usually made from a mixture of copper and tin. Some of gongs are suspended from a stand by a cord that goes through two holes in the gong¨s edge. There are a number of different types of gongs. The chao gong is for meditation and music (as well traditionally to announce the arrival of a government official and for warning people to clear the street), the wind gong is for healing and lion dance. (Hand hammered brass, with beater; rich, full sound. Stand sold separately). Today gongs are used to begin and end meditation, yoga, church, and spiritual studies.

When played, the gong player first warms up a large gong by hitting it gently around a circle outside the center of the gong. This starts the gong vibrating. Then the player may hit the center hard, creating a bone-rattling sound that keeps ringing, softer and softer, until the gong finally stops vibrating. Gongs used in symphony orchestras are tuned to different pitches. The pitch of a gong is determined by how thick or thin it is.


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