Indonesia is a land of tropical islands in the area consists of various tribes, customs, and culture. Besides the famous natural beautiful and fertile, its people were friendly and has a range of diverse customs and cultures.
One type of plants that grow in Indonesia are the bamboo and the plant is only used for house building materials are also made various forms of traditional crafts. Addition of bamboo rods can also be made a variety of traditional musical instrument that melodious voice and music from the bamboo tool exotic. A variety of music from the bamboo tool which many in Indonesia, among others;
Angklung is a musical instrument multitonal (dual pitched), which is traditionally grown in the Sundanese-speaking community in the western part of Java Island. This musical instrument made of bamboo, bamboo is commonly used as the instrument is the black bamboo and white bamboo Each tone (barrel) is generated from the sound of tube-shaped bamboo slats each bamboo from small to large sizes. sounded shaken by the way (the sound caused by the clash of bodies bamboo pipes) so as to produce sounds that vibrate in the arrangement of tones 2, 3, and 4 tones in every size, both large and small. Barrel (tone) musical instrument Angklung as Sundanese traditional music is mostly salendro and pelog.
Calung is a Sundanese musical instrument which is the prototype of the Angklung. Unlike the Angklung played by shaken, beating calung way is by hitting the trunk of the joints (bamboo tube) arranged according to the pentatonic. This type of bamboo for making bamboo calung most of the black, but some are made from bamboo which is white. Calung sense other than as a musical instrument is also attached as performing arts. There are two forms of Sundanese calung known, namely calung rantay and calung portable.
Historically, bamboo flute is the Indonesian traditional brass and has 14 centuries old. This is evidenced by the story that exists in the reliefs of temple in Java. The materials used are made of bamboo 2.5 cm in diameter and a length of 40 to 50 cm. Along the body there is a hole-hole flute which, when opened and closed can be issued a different tone.
In slendro barreled flute that there are 5 holes, which barreled pelog while there are seven holes. With double the power inflatable, flute can produce tones one octave higher than the basic tone.
The bars of the instrument are made of a dense wood, generally teak. It also found in ironwood . The bars mounted in a deep wooden case that serves as a resonator. Instruments typically have 17-21 keys that are easily removed, and are kept in place by having a hole through which a nail is placed. Generally a full gamelan has two sets, one gambang pelog and the other one gambang slendro.