Name: Kendang (Wikipedia) an instrument used in gamelan.
A type of membranophone.
Also known as: Gendang
Wikidata item: Q1553249
Disambiguation: A two-headed membrane drum
Description: It has one larger, lower-pitched side (typically on the right) and one smaller, higher-pitched side. They are usually placed on stands and struck by hands while being seated on the floor. The kendang is smaller than the bedug in gamelan.
- Keeping the tempo (laya)
- Changing the density (Irama)
- Acting as a cue for some transitions (paralihan) and end of composition (suwuk)
- Kendhang ageng, kendhang gede or kendhang gendhing
- the largest kendang
- the deepest pitch
- used in kendhang satungga style (played by itself in solemn/majestic pieces or parts of pieces)
- used in kendhang satunggal style (used in faster tempos with kendhang ketipung)
- Kendhang ciblon
- medium-sized drum
- used for complex or lively rhythms
- normally used for livelier sections in a composition
- more difficult to learn than the other kendang styles
- Kendhang batangan or kendhang wayang
- traditionally used to accompany wayang performances
- Kendhang ketipung
- smallest kendang
- used with the kendang ageng in kendhang kalih style