Kubing

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The kubing is a type of Philippine Jew's harp of bamboo found among the Maguindanaon and other Muslim and non-Muslim tribes in the Philippines and Indonesia. It is also called kobing (Maranao), kolibau (Tingguian), aru-ding (Tagbanua))<ref>Hila, Antonio C (2006). Indigenous Music - Tuklas Sining: Essays on the Philippine Arts (html). Filipino Heritage.com. Tatak Pilipino. Retrieved on June 12, 2006.</ref>, aroding (Palawan)<ref>de Leon, Jr., Felipe M (2006). Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan - 1993 Awardee - MASINO INTARAY and the Basal and Kulilal Ensemble (html). National Commission For Culture and the Arts. 2002. National Commission For Culture and the Arts. Retrieved on June 12, 2006.</ref>, kulaing (Yakan), karombi (Toraja), yori (Kailinese). Ones made of sugar palm-leaf are called karinta (Munanese), ore-ore mbondu or ore Ngkale (Butonese)<ref>Amin, Mohammad (2005). A Comparison of Music of the Philippines and Sulawesi (html). Sulawesi Studies. Retrieved on June 12, 2006.</ref>.

The kubing is traditionally considered an intimate instrument, usually used as communication between family or a love one in close quarters. Both sexes can use the instrument, the females more infrequently than males who use it for short distance courtship. <ref>Mercurio, Philip Dominguez (2006). Traditional Music of the Southern Philippines (html). PnoyAndTheCity: A center for Kulintang - A home for Pasikings. Retrieved on June 12, 2006.</ref>

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  1. Hila, Antonio C (2006). Indigenous Music - Tuklas Sining: Essays on the Philippine Arts (html). Filipino Heritage.com. Tatak Pilipino. Retrieved on 2006 June 12.
  2. de Leon, Jr., Felipe M (2006). Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan - 1993 Awardee - MASINO INTARAY and the Basal and Kulilal Ensemble (html). National Commission For Culture and the Arts. 2002. National Commission For Culture and the Arts. Retrieved on 2006 June 12.
  3. Amin, Mohammad (2005). A Comparison of Music of the Philippines and Sulawesi (html). Sulawesi Studies. Retrieved on 2006 June 12.
  4. Mercurio, Philip Dominguez (2006). Traditional Music of the Southern Philippines (html). PnoyAndTheCity: A center for Kulintang - A home for Pasikings. Retrieved on 2006 June 12.

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Traditional instruments of the Southern Philippines
Maguindanao Kulintang Ensemble
Kulintang - Agung - Gandingan - Babendil - Dabakan
Other non-ensemble instruments
Kulintang a Kayo - Gandingan a Kayo - Kulintang a Tiniok - Kubing - Luntang - Agung a TamlangKagul PalendagTumpongSuling - Kutiyapi

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