kempyang (Small boxed double gong-chime used in Javanese gamelan)

~ Percussion instrument

Description

Always used with ketuk, it consists of two bronze kettle-gongs, pitched a note apart. Ached top bossed gongs are sat in the highly decorated rancak frame, beaten with tabuh beaters by the same person.

Annotation

Ketuk and kempyang are always used together, the kempyang is higher pitch than the ketuk, both are hit by tabuh beaters and frequently played by the same person. Sometimes only ketuk is used, but kempyang is never used without ketuk. Both have a raised central boss, however the top around the boss is flat (setren) in the ketuk and more arched (jaler) in the kempyang.

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Annotation last modified on 2019-10-14 09:23 UTC.

Relationships

from:Jawa, Indonesia
part of:gamelan (Indonesian traditional ensemble)
related instruments:kethuk (Small boxed gong-chime used in Javanese gamelan)
type of:gong-chime (Arrangement of kettle shaped gongs)
Wikidata:Q20580988 [info]