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Kudyapi

The Kudyapi is a lute with eight frets and two strings – one is used for making the melody and one is for the drone. The instrument predominates in the northern groups in Mindanao – the Subanun, Maguindanaoan, Maranao, Higaonon, and...

Sludoy

Sludoy | Togo  The tube zither is a whole node of bamboo with six strings cut free from the body itself. Strings are lifted up with two small bamboo pegs for each string. In the region of Mindanao, it is known...

Bandurria

The Bandurria is a stringed musical instrument of the lute family that is pear-shaped with a rounded back , rounded sound hole with a short fretted neck. The principal instrument of the Philippine Rondalla Ensemble. You may want to read: Maligay...

Dabakan

Dabakan is a conical drum among the Maguindanaon and the Maranao. The Dabakan is a single headed goblet shaped drum with animal hide stretched on the top. Its skin may come from a goat , lizard, or snake. It is struck...