A Brief Study of Materials and Sounds of Bonang Instrument from Selected Region

Hasnizam, Abdul Wahid and Sinin, Hamdan and Iran Amri, Musoddiq (2018) A Brief Study of Materials and Sounds of Bonang Instrument from Selected Region. Journal of Asian Scientific Research, 8 (11). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2223-1331

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Gamelan is a melodic instrument typically made from bronze and placed on a resonator. Initial observation proved that there are no two gamelan tuned exactly alike as mentioned earlier by Rossing (2000). The tuning methods during the crafting process were made in the fieldwork. In our initial observation, it is concluded that there is no specific reference to any specific tune devices as had been practiced on crafting western musical instruments. Gamelan are known and recognized to have a specific scaled that is either in the five tones Slendro or seven tones Pelog scales. Interestingly, in Malaysian practice the ensemble are typically tune diatonically to pentatonic scale, which provoked interesting discussion by Dufford (2014).Preliminary findings on the Gamelan instruments have highlighted some issues, particularly on its physical composition, tunings, as well as the sound it produces. This paper will discuss some of the preliminary findings and issues related to the investigation on acoustic properties of selected Gamelan instruments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gamelan, Acoustics, Sound Perception, Tunings, Timbre, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, , research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2018 06:59
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2023 04:09
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/22912

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