Kkwaenggwari (Korean: 꽹과리 ), regional and kkaengmaegi, generally soe, is a small flat gong in Korean music, will be hit hard for tone with a mallet. Previously used primarily in music and dance of the peasants, the bright -sounding gong drums still found today in performances like Pungmulnori ( 풍물 놀이 ), dancing and singing with four percussion instruments and SamulNori ( 사물 놀이 ), with four instruments application.

This type of Gong has also been used in royal ritual ceremonies, was here but sogeum ( 소금 ) (小金) called, not to be confused with sogeum ( 소금 ) (小 笒), a small Korean flute, which by name only in itself the Chinese spelling of the gong is different.


The kkwaenggwari is made of brass and is made of one piece. Its diameter is 20 cm at a height of about 4 cm. On the inward folded edge is a loop for the thumb. For Kkwaenggwari heard a about 30 cm long and 1.5 cm thick sticks of bamboo, a round wooden disc with rounded edges is at its end as a blow head.


In a folk performance two - player Kkwaenggwari be used as sangsoe ( 상쇠 ) and busoe ( 부쇠 ) among other instruments generally. Sangsoe means " first metal ", while busoe is interpreted as " second metal ". The first player as sangsoe takes over the male part and performs the music with loud and shrill tones, the second player, which is associated with the female part, accompanied the other instruments with softer tones. Both players put their thumb of the left hand through the loop of the gong and guide the instrument by means of the index finger, the inside is on the edge. The remaining fingers are used as needed to attenuate the sound. The right hand takes the mallet.