Palendag

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A palendag, a Philippine bamboo flute of the Maguindanaon people


Also called Pulalu (Manabo)[1] and (Mansaka), Palandag (Bagobo)[2], Pulala (Bukidnon) and Lumundeg (Banuwaen). A smaller type of this instrument is called the Hulakteb (Bukidnon).[3]

The palendag is a type of Philippine bamboo flute, the largest one used by the Maguindanaon. A lip-valley flute, it is considered the hardest of the three bamboo flutes (the others being the tumpong and the suling) to use because of the way one must shape one's lips against its end to make a sound. [4] The construction of the mouthpiece is such that the lower end is cut diagonally to accommodate the lower lip and the second diagonal cut is make for the blowing edge. Among the Bukidnon, a similar instrument with the same construction except that it is three-fourths the length of the palendag, is called the hulakteb [3]

For the Maguindanaon, the palendag was used for intimate gatherings for families in the evening. [4]

References

1. ^ Hila, Antonio C (2006). Indigenous Music - Tuklas Sining: Essays on the Philippine Arts (html). Filipino Heritage.com. Tatak Pilipino . Retrieved on June 12, 2006.
2. ^ de Jager, Fekke (2006). Palandag. Music instruments from the Philippines. Retrieved on 2006-06-12.
3. ^ Brandeis, Hans (2006). Musical Instruments for Individual Use (html). Music and Dance of the Bukidnon-s of Mindanao -A Short Introduction. Retrieved on July 07, 2006.
4. ^ Mercurio, Philip Dominguez (2006). Traditional Music of the Southern Philippines (html). PnoyAndTheCity: A center for Kulintang - A home for Pasikings. Retrieved on February 25, 2006.

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