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Tegumi (手組)

The smallest musical unit used by percussion instruments (kotsuzumi, ōtsuzumi, taiko) in Noh performances. It is made up of a da’on, or tapping, kakegoe, a drum call, and komi, a type of silent pause, and is also known as mitsuji and tsudzuke. Multiple tegumi form tekubari, and multiple tekubari make up an entire play. The number of tegumi varies by school, but there are around 170 for kotsuzumi, 200 for ōtsuzumi, and 100 for taiko.

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