temple block


temple block
temple block,
any one of various hollowed-out wooden vessels of different sizes and pitches, used with a stick as a percussion instrument in Korean and Chinese ritual music and sometimes in modern bands and orchestras.

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  • temple block — noun a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow block of wood which is struck with a stick …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Temple block (instrument) — Modern wooden temple blocks from industrial production with beater The temple block is a percussion instrument originating in China, Japan and Korea where it is used in religious ceremonies. It is a carved hollow wooden instrument with a large… …   Wikipedia

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