Angklung a Traditional Music Instrument from Indonesian

Angklung is a musical instrument multitonal (dual pitched), which is traditionally grown in the Sundanese-speaking community in the western part of Java Island. This musical instrument made of bamboo, sounded shaken by (the sound caused by the clash of bodies bamboo pipes) so as to produce a sound that vibrates in the arrangement of tones 2, 3, and 4 tones in every size, large or small. Barrel (tone) musical instrument Angklung as Sundanese traditional music is mostly salendro and pelog.
Angklung is known to come from West Java. However, in some areas of Indonesia are also found in the traditional musical instruments. In Bali, angklung Ngaben used during rituals. In Madura, angklung used as musical accompaniment procession. While in South Kalimantan angklung used as a companion horse show Gepang. History records that in West Kalimantan, there are also angklung, but according to some cultural figures, angklung does not exist anymore.
Notes on the emerging angklung refers to the Kingdom of Sunda (the 12th century until the 16th century). The origin of the creation of bamboo music, such as angklung based view of the agrarian life of Sundanese people with a source of life of paddy (pare) as a staple food. This gave rise to the myth of trust in Nyai Sri Pohaci as a symbol of Goddess of Rice giver of life (breathe-Hurip). Bedouin society, regarded as the remnants of native Sundanese people, applying the angklung as part of the ritual began planting rice. Games angklung gubrag in Jasinga, Bogor, is one that is still alive since more than 400 years ago. Appearance originated from rice rites. Angklung created and played to lure Dewi Sri down to earth for the people of the rice plant thrives.
This type of bamboo used as a musical instrument is the black bamboo (AWI wulung) and white bamboo (AWI friends). Each tone (barrel) is produced from the sound of tube-shaped bamboo bar (wilahan) every segment of bamboo from small to large.
Known by the Sundanese community since the time of the Sunda kingdom, of which as penggugah spirit in battle. Angklung function as pumping continues to feel the spirit of the people still come to the colonial period, that's why the Dutch East Indies government had banned the use angklung, the ban could make angklung popularity declined and only played by children at that time. [Citation needed]
Furthermore, the songs offerings to Dewi Sri is accompanied by the sound of percussion accompaniment made from bamboo poles that simple packed structures which then was born the bamboo musical instrument we know today named angklung.Similarly, when the harvest festival dedicated to the game and seren taun angklung. Especially at the presentation ceremony Angklung related to rice, it becomes a performance art that are the parade or helaran, even in some places into the convoy Rengkong and Dongdang and Jampana (stretcher food) and so forth.
In its development, angklung grow and spread all over Java, then to Kalimantan and Sumatra. In 1908 recorded a cultural mission from Indonesia to Thailand, among others, marked the transfer angklung and bamboo music of this game also had spread there.
In fact, since 1966, Udjo Ngalagena angklung figures who developed the technique based on barrel-barrel game pelog, salendro, and madenda-start teaching how to play angklung to many people from various communities.


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