- Post Date:2006-01-12
The clapper is a percussion instrument made of 2 bamboo pieces which are struck against each other. It is used for keeping the rhythm in music. In the past, there were 6-piece or 9-piece long board clappers. While playing, the left hand holds the rear clapper-board and swings the boards to make a “ge ge” sound.
It’s an instrument that is used only in Beiguan, to set the meter. In the accompaniment for an opera or an instrumental ensemble, it is usually used with the Board Drum, and is played by the drummer.