Timbral Spectogram of The Bonang From Malaysian Gamelan

Sinin, Bin Hamdan and Ahmad Fauzi, Bin Musib and Iran Amri, Musoddiq and Hasnizam, Bin Abdul Wahid and Saiful Hairi, Bin Othman (2018) Timbral Spectogram of The Bonang From Malaysian Gamelan. International Journal of Innovative Design, Creativity and Social Sciences, 2 (2). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2600-8785

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Abstract

This study explores timbral visualization to recognize the sound from Malaysian Gamelan and provide detailed description of the sound.The timbre of two sets of bonang (bonang penerus and bonang barung ) are used to perceive the sound recorded from the Malaysian Gamelan. The higher pitch bonang penerus are smaller in size than the bonang barung . The bonang panerus plays a part that is similar to the bonang barung with frequency twice as bonang barung .The timbral characteristics can precisely and objectively describes the sound characteristics of aboning that was always faced by ethnomusicologists in field work activities. The sound profile from each set of boning shows different characteristics which indicate that the recognition process showed a high recognition rate. From the finding bonang penerus showed a clear fundamental frequency indicated by the brightest colors’ in the spectrogram (yellow and red). Bonang barung showed a strong attack and decay rapidly.The sustainability or the rapid decay is also indicated by the Q factor.Q factor for bonang penerus range from 20.20 to 23.87 whereas the Q factor for bonang barung is slightly small from 12.70-17.00.

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bonang , Music, Q factor, Spectogram, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2019 02:28
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 02:28
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/23312

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