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    • Publication Information:
      Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
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    • Abstract:
      [c’unc’untunkultumtyum] Slit drum of Mesoamerica, particularly the Yucatan peninsula, El Salvador, and Guatemala, similar to the Mexican teponaztli. Its origins are pre-Hispanic, and it is still predominantly played by Mayan musicians. Usually made of hollowed hormigo wood (Platymiscium dimorphandrum), it features an H-shaped cut on its upper side that forms two vibrating tongues producing different pitches often a 4th apart. They are struck with mallets, usually rubber-headed. When played, the tun is laid horizontally on the ground, on a stool, or on the musician’s lap. It may be played solo, in pairs of different sizes, or in ensembles with trumpets, flutes, fiddles, or guitars. Guatemalan Mayans also apply the term tun to a double-headed cylindrical drum of European origin beaten with two rubber-headed drumsticks. In colonial dictionaries of Mayan languages tun can be found to denote trumpets. A similar instrument called k’utin or cutín is reported among the Ch’orti’ Indians of Guatemala, where it is believed to be an instrument ...
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    • Online Access: https://doi.org/10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.3000000239
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    • ABNT:
      AMADO, A. author; STÖCKLI, M. author. Tun. Oxford Music Online, [s. l.], 2014. DOI 10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.3000000239. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsomo&AN=edsomo.3000000239. Acesso em: 26 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Amado A author, Stöckli M author. Tun. Oxford Music Online. 2014. doi:10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.3000000239
    • APA:
      Amado, A. author, & Stöckli, M. author. (2014). Tun. Oxford Music Online. https://doi.org/10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.3000000239
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Amado, Andrés, author, and Matthias, author Stöckli. 2014. “Tun.” Oxford Music Online. doi:10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.3000000239.
    • Harvard:
      Amado, A. author and Stöckli, M. author (2014) ‘Tun’, Oxford Music Online. doi: 10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.3000000239.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Amado, A author & Stöckli, M author 2014, ‘Tun’, Oxford Music Online, viewed 26 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Amado, Andrés, author, and Matthias, author Stöckli. “Tun.” Oxford Music Online, 2014. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.3000000239.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Amado, Andrés, author, and Matthias, author Stöckli. “Tun.” Oxford Music Online, 2014. doi:10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.3000000239.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Amado A author, Stöckli M author. Tun. Oxford Music Online [Internet]. 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 26]; Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsomo&AN=edsomo.3000000239