Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 22 November 2019


  • Andrew C. McGraw


Aerophone of Indonesia. A narrow open tube of bamboo about 4 cm in diameter and 110 cm long is placed inside a larger bamboo tube about 15 cm in diameter and of similar length, closed by a natural node at the lower end. The player blows with buzzing lips through the narrow tube, simultaneously humming a low-pitched tone, to produce a deep fundamental with a prominent 5th and octave. The instrument is primarily used in small bamboo ensembles to imitate the large bronze gong ageng of the gamelan. In Madura it is known as the serbung or bumbung and is used in the Bak beng and jombang ensembles. In Java it is known as the gong bumbu, gumbang, or bumbung. In West Java it is called the goong awi; in Maluku it is the gumbang. In the Lio area of Flores it is called the bomberdom and in the Manggarai area the ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.