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Sound characteristics and sound prediction of the traditional musical instrument the three-rattle angklung

Siswanto, Waluyo Adi and Tam, Lina and Kasron, Md Zainorin (2012) Sound characteristics and sound prediction of the traditional musical instrument the three-rattle angklung. International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, 17 (3). pp. 120-126. ISSN 1027-5851

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Abstract

The three-rattle angklung is a traditional musical instrument made of bamboo. The objective of this research is to observe the unique sound characteristics of the three rattle angklung. The sound characteristics data can be used for defining digital sound of angklung to be played in a digital synthesizer. One set of angklung from the big size C5 to the small size C6 is recorded and analyzed in terms of the frequency contents. The sound characteristics of angklung are represented by four dominant frequency contents and the corresponding relative amplitudes of each rattle bamboo tube. This paper also introduces an equation model to predict the sound produced by the bamboo of the three-rattle angklung. This research reveals that bamboo rattles 2 and 3 produce the fundamental note, and bamboo rattle 1 generates a higher octave with the same note. Each bamboo rattle produces fundamental frequency note, its harmonics, and overtones. It is also found that three-rattle angklung can produce an accurate frequency almost in every note.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: A/Prof. Dr. Waluyo Adi Siswanto
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2012 02:22
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2012 02:22
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2881
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