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It signals the end of the music being put in the west side. As featuring a tiger, after the tiger's neck is beaten three times with DaenamooChae(a bamboo stick), saw teeth on the tiger's back are scraped three times.
Sixteen iron rectangles in two rows of eight hang in a carved stand. The slabs are identical in shape and size, but vary in thickness (the thicker the slab, the higher the tone). Played by striking with an horn hammer, it is used only in Royal Ancestral Shrine music today.
As a rhythm instrument, the left side made of the thicker leather, makes heavy tones. On the other hand, the right side made of relatively thinner leather, makes light tones.
It has been used since the period of the Three States signaling the start and end of a concert. A musician stretches out each piece and strike all pieces together.
Originally, it had been a seven-string instrument, but it is currently a ninestring instrument. Strings are rubbed with a stick for making sounds.
It makes strong and high tones as a specialty. It has been used during Jongmyo Jeryeak, Pungmulnori(The Korean folk music) and the Buddhist music as well.