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Almglocken And Thai Gong Notation
By Adam Balling
10/25/2012 11:11:00 AM

Almglocken and Thai gongs have a different notation then what is starndard. Please be careful when ordering specific pitches. Standard Music Notation is that Middle C (C4) = C1 Almglocken.  So if you have a ‘F4’, bottom space on treble clef that would be ‘F1 Almglocken’.

Almglocken Notation PDF 

Thai Gongs just like the Almglocken, Middle C4 on standard notation, is C1 for Thai Gongs.  Our Middle Octave C1-C2 is actually Middle C4-C5.

Thai Gong Notation PDF


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On Thursday, January 09, 2014 Adam wrote:

Thank you for the input. I see how the chart can be confusing.

I am using the European notation because that is how our gongs come in labeled from Germany and this is how they are labeled in our system. I created the chart to show how the gongs are labeled vs the American notation we use. I attempted to preface that in the notes above the link, but yes it is still confusing. Talking about Thai Gongs and Almglocken is very difficult on the phone/email that is why I created the staff. I will get that updated to include the lower bass octaves as well.

Thank you for your time and concerns. Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to make it clearer.



Adam
http://Percussion Source

On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Trey Wyatt wrote:

Adam,

You're not wrong, but you're leaving out a whole octave of "low gongs" in your chart and you're using the European notation or labeling rather than American notation or labeling for register.

You're showing a 3 octave range of gongs, when the standard range is 4 octaves. So the confusing part is what you call Low C is actually not the lowest C available, there is a whole octave below the C your showing on your staff.

European notation:

C (called Big C) is 2 ledger lines below the bass clef.
c (called small C) is 2nd space bass clef
c1 or ci(middle c)is 1 ledge line below treble clef
c2 or cii is 3rd space treble clef
c3 or ciii is 2 ledger lines above the treble clef

American notation:

C2 is 2 ledger lines below the bass clef.
C3 is 2nd space bass clef
C4 is 1 ledge line below treble clef
C5 is 3rd space treble clef
C6 is 2 ledger lines above the treble clef

Trey Wyatt - San Francisco Symphony



Trey Wyatt
http://www.californiapercussion.com


   
 
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