A Gong is an East and South East Asian musical Percussion Instrument that takes the form of a flat metal disc which is hit with a mallet. There are three types of Gongs. Suspended gongs are more or less flat, circular discs of metal suspended vertically by means of a cord passed through holes near to the top rim. Bossed or nipple gongs have a raised center boss and are often suspended and played horizontally. Bowl gongs are bowl-shaped, and rest on cushions and belong more to bells than gongs. Gongs are made mainly from Bronze or Brass but there are many other alloys in use.
Fun & Interesting facts about Gongs in Pup Culture:
· Queen’s classic song “Bohemian Rhapsody” ends with the sound of a massive tamtam.
· The gong was the titular feature on The Gong Show, a television Variety game show spoof broadcast in the United States. The gong was used to signal the failure of an act by the show's panel
· An eerie gong sounds in WWE superstar The Undertaker’s entrance music
· A gong is also played at the end of the song "Dream On" by Aerosmith
· In The Adams Family television show, the sound of a chau gong (activated by a bell pull) would summon Lurch.