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Standing bell (Determiners)

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A standing bell or resting bell is an inverted bell, supported from below with the rim uppermost. Such bells are normally bowl-shaped, and exist in a wide range of sizes, from a few centimetres to a metre in diameter. They are often played by striking, but some—known as singing bowls—may also be played by rotating a mallet around the outside rim to produce a sustained musical note.

Standing bells originated in China. An early form called nao took the shape of a stemmed goblet, mounted with rim uppermost, and struck on the outside with a mallet. The manufacture and use of bowls specifically for 'singing' is believed to be a modern phenomenon. Bowls that were capable of singing began to be imported to the West from around the early 1970s. They are usually placed on a pillow, to allow the rim to vibrate freely, though small bells may be held gently in the hand.

Alternatively, some bells may be capable of 'singing bowl' operation as a friction idiophone. In this mode, a wooden mallet sometimes called a wand or puja is rotated around the outside rim to excite continuous vibrations in the bowl by the slip-stick mechanism, the principle being the same as that of water-tuned musical glasses. The volume of the continuous note depends on the speed of the mallet and the force that is applied.
Source: Wikipedia
  1. The manufacture and use of bowls specifically for 'singing' is believed to be a modern phenomenon. The determiners are   .

  2. An early form called nao took the shape of a stemmed goblet. The determiners are   .

  3. Some bells may be capable of 'singing bowl' operation as a friction idiophone. The determiners are   .

  4. This principle is the same as that of water-tuned musical glasses. The determiner is   .

  5. They are usually placed on a pillow, to allow the rim to vibrate freely. The determiners are   .

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