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BASIC KULINTANG . NOTATION SYMBOLS FOR KULINTANG. 1, 2, 3, etc. Each number corresponds to a Kulintang gong. “ 1 ” refers to gong 1 (lowest pitched gong), “ 2 ” to gong 2, “ 3 ” to gong 3 and so forth.

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BASIC KULINTANG

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BASIC

KULINTANG

NOTATION SYMBOLS FOR KULINTANG

1, 2, 3, etc.

• Each number corresponds to a Kulintang gong. “1” refers to gong 1 (lowest pitched gong), “2” to gong 2, “3” to gong 3 and so forth.

• Left hand strikes the gong. Rhythmically, a single number with in a box means that a gong is struck once on the beat

3

3

• Right hand strikes the gong.

• Two numbers aligned with each other means that the two gongs are struck together on the beat.

1

4

• Two numbers with a horizontal line above them indicate that there are two strokes with in a beat.

• Generally these strokes are of equal duration.

54

4

4

5

5

.

• A dot inside a box indicates silence equivalent to one beat.

EXERCISES:

A.

2

2

3

2

3

4X

1

1

1

1

2

B.

2

2

5

22

4

4X

1

1

1

1

3

C.

3

.

5

.

5

34

2

1

2

1

1

BINALIG

1

INTRO:

A.

B.

BINALIG

2

C.

D.

E.

BINALIG

3

F.

Ending:

This is an incomplete Binalig piece (by K. Kalanduyan).

Students should be informed that Binalig pieces are normally longer than this and has a lot of repeats and ornamentations at times. This is just an excerpt for students to practice continuous playing of the Kulintang and enhancing one’s facility with the instrument.

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