dep-ding-dang; beater

"Dep-ding-dang" Kading drumstick - 1. One of two drumsticks used to play the kadding; the thin one is kept in the left hand and played towards the upper end of the drum, while the thick one is kept in the right hand and played in the centre of the drum. Percussion instrument used at the ritual Sora dance performance.

This drum stick and its pair are used to play the kading frame drum. It is held in the left hand and strikes near the edge of the drum. It plays drum rolls, while the wooden stick held in the right hand plays single beats.

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