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The "Kyeezeee" gong

The "kyizi" (or "kyeezee") gong is also sometimes called the "Burmese bell".

In fact it is a flat, triangle shaped solid brass gong which appears in
many ensemble performances in different shapes and sizes.

The origin is not quite clear, but it can also be found in ceremonial use
in temples, or even with monks when they walk down the streets in
the morning to beg for their daily meal.

The gong gets hit with a wooden mallet on the left or right side of the
triangle, so it starts spinning with high tempo and thus creates a
vibrating sound.

Depending on the size and the corner where it is hit, the pitch
changes and the tone is famous for its long sustain.

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