Friday, September 30, 2011

Palendag




The palendag, also called Pulalu (Manabe and Mansaka) Palandag (Bagobo) polish (Bukidnon) and Lumundeg (Banuwaen) is a type of Philippine bamboo flute, the largest used by the Maguindanaon, a smaller type of this instrument is called the Hulakteb (Bukidnon). A flute from the mouth of the valley, is considered the hardest of the three bamboo flutes (the others are tumpong and suling) to use due to the way a shape of the lips against the tip to make a sound. The construction of the nozzle is such that the lower end is cut diagonally to make room on the lower lip and the second diagonal cut is that the edge of blowing. Among the Bukidnon, a similar instrument with the same construction, except that it is three-quarters of the length of the palendag, is called the hulakteb.
Maguindanaon For the palendag was used for intimate gatherings for families at night.

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