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date: 14 November 2019

Bonang [kolenang, kromong, renteng]locked


[kolenang, kromong, renteng]

Gong chime used in various gamelan in Southeast Asia. It consists of small bossed gongs resting horizontally on cords in a single-row frame or an L-shaped or U-shaped frame. In the Central Javanese gamelan the gongs are mounted in two parallel rows on a wooden frame. There are three sizes. The lowest-pitched is the bortang panembung, about 170 cm long, which is used only in some large gamelan, especially in Yogyakarta; the pelog instrument ranges from pitch 13 (i.e. pitch 1 in the third lowest octave) to pitch 74, and the slendro from pitch 23 to 15. The bonang barung measures about 135 cm long and has a range of 14 to 75 in pelog, and 24 to 16 in slendro. The Surakarta slendro bonang has 12 gongs instead of the ten of the Yogyakarta bonang, and has a range of pitch l5 to 26. This difference is also true of the ...

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