What is a Balingbing instrument?

Description. Bamboo tube, one side closed. Two tongues and a crack up to the node; hole. The instrument is played by beating one of the tongues against the arm or wrist; sound can be changed by closing and opening the hole. Usually played by at least seven individuals, each with one buzzer.

What classification is Balingbing?


Other names bamboo buzzer, avakao (Bontok), balingbing, ubbeng (Kalinga), pewpew (Ifugao), bilbil, pahinghing, pautaw (Isneg, Tingguian), pakkung (Ibaloi), batiwtiw (Mindoro)
Hornbostel–Sachs classification 111.231 (Sets of percussion tubes)

What is the sound of Balingbing?

buzzing sound
The player holds the lower end of the tube with one hand and strikes the upper part against the wrist of the other arm. A split running down the center of thetube causes a distinctive buzzing sound.

What is Tongali made of?

The first instrument that caught my fancy was tongali, a flute that is played by streaming air through it by the nose. Made of bamboo, this end-blown flute produces shrill notes.

What is the other name of Ulibaw?

It is also called kobing (Maranao), kolibau (Tingguian), aru-ding (Tagbanwa), aroding (Palawan), kulaing (Yakan), ulibaw (Kalinga), karombi (Toraja), yori (Kailinese) or Kulibaw.

What are the idiophone instruments of Cordillera?

Ethnic Instruments of Cordilleras

  • Hornbostel-Sachs.
  • gangsa. pattong.
  • timawa.
  • Kulibaw.
  • patatag.
  • saggeypo.
  • tungali.
  • tongatong.

What is idiophone Mindoro?

Musical Mangyan (Mindoro) sticks played in pairs producing harmonies of seconds, thirds, or fourths; idiophones. Subing. Mangyan bamboo jaws harp, used for imitating nature sounds and communicating messages, as well as for courtship; aerophones.

What are the two distinct sound characteristics of Cordillera instrumental music?

Cordillera instrumental music is distinctively made up of two sound characteristics based on their respective materials. The first one is made of bamboo (flutes and percussion instruments), while the second is made of metal (gongs).

Where does Tongali originated?

northern Philippines
Tongali – Kalinga Nose flute. The tongali is a four holed nose flute (one hole in the back) from northern Philippines and played by the Kalinga and other peoples of Luzon.