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Gong | Definition


A Gong is a percussion instrument which is generally of a low but unspecified pitch or tone. A Gong is a large metal disc, which is truck with a muted hammer or stick. The Gong originates from Asia (commonly used in Chinese and Japanese music), the gong has been played in Western orchestras since the 18th-century. The most recent (famous) use of a gong can be heard at the end of Bohemian Rhapsody.

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