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Slit-drums. The slit-drum is an instrument made by hollowing a log or wood block
through a slit. Those of east Asia and Indonesia are of great antiquity and of a
high degree of development. The Chinese mu yii (traditionally fish-shaped) is a ...
Basically, however, the percussion of this area is executed by drums. ... Possibly
related to the drummed tube zither, a cylindrical slit-drum with from two to five slits
is encountered in West Africa; the Kissi people of Guinea not only strike the ...
Small, conical bells of metal and multiclapper bells of wood were known in
ancient Peru. Slit-drums have been played in Central and South America since
pre-Columbian times, but their occurrence in South America is now rare.
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