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Mallets (Tabuh) Used in the Javanese Gamelan
Kyai Rengga Manis Everist

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Group of mallets Slenthem mallet Slenthem mallet Gong mallet Gong Ageng mallet Bonang mallets Saron panerus mallet Saron panerus mallet Saron Barung mallet Saron Barung mallet Saron Demung mallet Saron Demung mallet Gender mallets Gender mallets Gambang mallets


Gong Mallets

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Gong mallets Gong mallets

The heavy gong mallets have long handles and heads padded with thick, red cloth wrapped with a red cord.


Saron Panerus Mallet

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Saron Panerus mallet

The Saron Panerus is played with a mallet consisting of a long handle to which a water buffalo horn is attached.


Sarons Barung, Demung, and Wayang Mallets

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Saron mallets

The Saron Barung, Saron Demung, and Saron Wayang are all played with mallets featuring long handles and large, oval-shaped wooden strikers.


Bonang, Kempiang, Kenong, Ketuk, Engkuk/Kemong, and Slentho Mallets

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Kenong, Ketuk, Bonang mallets

The Bonang Barung, Bonang Panembung, Bonang Panerus, Kempiang, Kenong, Ketuk, Engkuk/Kemong, and Slentho are all played with a long mallet tightly wrapped with red cord.


Gender Barung and Gender Panerus Mallets

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Gender mallets

The Gender Barung and Gender Panerus mallets feature a padded disc at the end of their sticks.


Slenthem Mallet

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Slenthem mallet

The Slenthem is played with a single mallet similar to that used on the Genders, featuring a padded disc at the end of the handle.


Gambang Mallets

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Gambang mallets

The Gambang is played with two long, slender mallets made of buffalo horn which terminate in wooden discs padded with a ring of cloth.

Go to Checklist of Musical Instruments from Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan

Go to The Manufacture and Ceremonial History of the Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan

Go to The Arrival of the Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan in Vermillion, July 15, 2000

Go to The Naming Ceremony for the Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan, April 26, 2003

Go to Glossary of Terms Relating to the Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan

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