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      Name: Kendang (Wikipedia) an instrument used in gamelan.
      A type of membranophone.

      Also known as: Gendang 
      Wikidata item: Q1553249
      External links: 

      http://www.instrumentsoftheworld.com/instrument/112-Kendang.html

      http://www.rhythmuseum.com/indonesian/Kendang.html

      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. 

      Uses:

      • Keeping the tempo (laya)
      • Changing the density (Irama)
      • Acting as a cue for some transitions (paralihan) and end of composition (suwuk)

       

      Types:

      • 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 
        • medium-sized
        • traditionally used to accompany wayang performances
      • Kendhang ketipung
        • smallest kendang
        • used with the kendang ageng in kendhang kalih style

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