Saturday, September 6, 2008

Guban (instrument)

The ''guban'' is a clapper used in traditional Chinese music. It consists of two flat pieces of hardwood or bamboo that are tied loosely together on one end. The instrument is held vertically by one hand and clapped together, producing a sharp clacking sound.

The ''guban'' is an important accompanying instrument in some genres of ''shuochang'' , as well as in Beijing opera and other forms of Chinese opera.

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