The Angklung – A Bamboo Instrument from Indonesia

Single_note_angklung_('G'),_2015-05-21The angklung is a musical instrument from Indonesia that’s made of 2 or more bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. Each tube is tuned to a specific octave. The instrument is held with one hand at the top of the frame, while the other hand near the bottom shakes it to make the sound. Three or more performers create an angklung ensemble. Each person plays a different note to make a song.

You can hear a good example of how this works in the video below. The children are playing the popular Indonesian song, Burung Kakatua

Enjoy!

Mama Lisa

Image: Single Pitch Angklung by Crisco 1492 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

This article was posted on Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 12:16 pm and is filed under Angklung, Children's Songs, Countries & Cultures, Indonesia, Indonesian Children's Songs, Instruments, Music. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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