108 angklung

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tubes: 31 altogether; 25 for melody, 6 for chords, bamboo; L. 12.5-51.7cm
range: g'.-g""; scale: chromatic

Two or three bamboo tubes tuned to different pitches are loosely fixed in a frame so that they rattle when the instrument is shaken. A set of two tubes are tuned an octave apart. A set of three are tuned to a triad. There are two ways of performance: (1) one player holds one or two angklung for an ensemble performance, or (2) the instruments are put in a wooden frame and played by one or more persons. Originally tuned to the one of the indigenous Indonesian scales.

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