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Chau Gong, 22" with Beater
Chau Gong, 22" with Beater


 
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The Chau Gong is a very elegant and distinctive gong that produces a full and sustained wash of musical overtones. Its beauty and its traditional appearance make it a centerpiece in any space, indoors or outdoors. This style of gong dates from the Han Dynasty where it was used for spiritual drumming, large meetings, and to announce the procession of important people. In more modern times, the chau gong has found a place in different genres of music, most notably symphony orchestras.






The Chau Gong, otherwise known as a tam-tam, is one of the most familiar looking Chinese gongs. The Chau Gong differs in shape from the wind gong in that it has a rim around the outside edge. It also has a very distinctive "target" appearance. It is made of a bronze alloy which is roughly 80% copper and 20% tin, and the crafting process is a mixture of hand hammering and working the bronze on a lathe while carefully heating and cooling the metal. On the Chau Gong, the center spot and outside rim retain the black copper oxide that forms when the gong is made. On the rest of the gong this coating is removed and the surface is polished. Chau gongs are available in a range of sizes, with each size having its own distinct full sound. Smaller sizes have a rich but higher sound while the larger sizes are deeper and ring with more power and sustain.


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Chau Gomg March 26, 2016
Reviewer: Geraldine Perez from Apopka, FL United States  
Love it!!!!! Learning to play it for meditation. The sounds is fantastic and it looks really good on the stand. I would have liked to have instructions on how to best hang it on the stand; but I was able to figure it out. Great Gong!!!!!!! I will probably buy a bigger one in the future to complement this one. Love it!!!!

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