Jiangu (Pinyin: Jiàn gǔ), anciently known as Foot Drum, Jin Drum, Ying Drum, Zhi Drum, and Hanging Drum. The Mongolian, Manchu, Han and other nationalities play musical instruments that strike the membrane. It was used by the palaces of all dynasties. It is popular in lama monasteries in Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Jilin, Qinghai and other provinces and regions and the vast areas of the Han nationality. The Jiangu in the Lama monastery in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has a wooden drum body, a short and round drum body, a drum length of 20 cm, and a diameter of 30 cm at both ends. When playing indoors, insert the wooden column that runs straight through the drum body into the wooden base, and play with both hands; when playing outdoors, hold the wooden column with the left hand and play with the single hammer with the right hand.


  • Pinyin:Jiàn gǔ
  • category:slamming membrane musical instrument
  • ancient name:Foot drum, Jin drum, Ying drum
  • popular area:Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Jilin
It has a long history. This drum existed from the Shang Dynasty to the Western Zhou Dynasty 3,000 years ago. It is one of the earliest drum types in my country and has been widely used in the Warring States Period.
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Jiangu, a national first-class cultural relic, has a history of more than 2,600 years. The drum is excavated from a whole piece of golden nanmu, with a diameter of 47 cm, a drum body length of 59.4 cm, and a mass of 22 kg.
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The drum body of Jiangu is long and round, the drum body is larger, the middle is slightly thicker, the ends are slightly thinner, and the two sides are covered with skin. Many big drums circulating in my country today originated from Jiangu.
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