Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Music Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Music Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Garantunglocked

  • Gini Gorlinski

Extract

Xylophone used primarily by the Toba Batak people but also by the Simalungun, and historically, by the Karo (with whom it is now obsolete), all in the vicinity of Lake Toba, northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The neighboring Pakpak play a similar instrument called kalondang. The number of bars varies depending on local tradition and musical context. In the early 20th century, most instruments had five thick bars, 25 to 40 cm long. 21st-century instruments typically have seven or eight bars, although some have a dozen or more. Many ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Please subscribe to access the full content.

Yearbook for Traditional Music