Music instrument of mindanao
It is made of wooden box with one end wider than the other, and with an open top. The player stands besides the rim of the gong where he inserts his left arm through the ropes which suspend the instrument to position his hand comfortably at the knob. The pair of lower pitched gongs is positioned on the player's left side while the pair of the higher pitched gongs is on the right. It is struck with thin bamboo sticks to produce a metallic sound. Description: Bamboo flute with a chip on the mouth hole wrapped with plastic straw. Gabbang - is similar to a xylophone. This makes the metal tongue vibrate which causes a sound. Her body touches slightly the gong in the middle to prevent from swinging. 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  For the Maguindanaon , the palendag was used for intimate gatherings for families in the evening. They hang in pairs with the knobs of the lower pitched gongs facing each other.
This makes the metal tongue vibrate which causes a sound. There are three ways to play the babendil. The instruments is popular in Sulu.
Agung - hangs from horizontal pole or wooden frame. For other dimensions, see the pages of the other instruments of the ensemble see above. The instrument is carved out of solid soft wood such as that from the jackfruit tree. The mouth serves as a resonator and by changing the shape and size of the mouth opening, the overtones can be changed, thus creating a melody.
It is played by striking the wooden bars with a wooden hammer. Across top, wooden bars of different lengths are placed to fit the shape of the box, about 1 cm from each other.
The bamboo is split and tied back in both ends, leaving a slit as resonator. Idiophones: gong chime and large gong Membranophones: conical drum and cylindrical drum Local names Set of eight gongs: Kulintang Large gong: Agung Conical drum: Dadabuan Description Set of eight gongs made of bronze, on a wooden stand in the shape of a Sarimanok mythical bird, divine messenger.
Dimensions: length: cm. It is made of wooden box with one end wider than the other, and with an open top.
Membranophone musical instruments of mindanao
The lute is decorated with floral motives; the tail is carved to represent a stylised crocodile head. Name: Bulungudyong Classification: Chip-on-edge flute with open end and finger holes. Remarks Location: West Central Mindanao muslim south Kubing Idiophone, jaw harp Description Made of bamboo; the instrument is held before the opened mouth with the cut out tongue in front of the mouth opening. It is the only stringed instrument among the Maguindanao people , and one of several among other groups such as the Maranao and Manobo. Material: bamboo flute , plastic wrapping around the chip Ethnolinguistic Group: Pinatubo Ayta source:wikipedia. It is played by striking the wooden bars with a wooden hammer. Muslim carvings decorated the frame. They hang in pairs with the knobs of the lower pitched gongs facing each other. The left end is hit by the right hand. The number of large gongs can vary from one to several gongs of different pitch and size. By strongly breathing in or out the volume can be changed as well.
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