"Ge" is a resonant note made on the big end of the
drum (the bayan).
The fingers are kept apart and stiff. The hand strikes the rim
of the drum just below the base of the fingers (the upper
part of the palm). The force of the strike against the rim will
bounce the fingers momentarily off the head, allowing the head to
make a loud "Boom" sound. This is the loudest sound the
After striking the head, the fingers do not remain on the head,
and the head is allowed to vibrate freely, as shown in the
animation on the right. Note how it isn't seen where the fingers
hit the head in the animation. All you have to do is just strike
the edge of the rim, as shown, and automatically the fingers will
rebound off the head.
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