ANTHROPOLOGIE
International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
 
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2021 (Vols. 1-59)
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'Santosa H, 2022: THE FORMS OF MEMBRANOPHONE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN THE EARLY ANCIENT JAVANESE CULTURE LITERATURES. Anthropologie (Brno) 60, 3: 0-0'.
 
Abstract
This article aims to explain the appearance of the membranophone musical instruments in the early ancient Javanese literature as an aesthetic presentation of the civilization during that era. This article is devoted to discuss the appearance of membranophone musical instruments during that era, as each shape of kendhang (a traditional Javanese musical instrument) has its own unique name. This literature study was conducted using a historical approach consisting of these stages: (1) the heuristic stage, in which data were collected from 22 literature works in the early Javanese language, based on the grouping by R.D.S Ki Hadiwidjana's book, Sarwasastra, Kitab Pelajaran dan Latihan Bahasa Djawa Kuna, second edition, 1952, published by U.P. Indonesia NV.; (2) the criticism stage, in which an assessment of previous research results was provided; (3) the interpretation stage, which aims to provide an analysis and review of the results based on data sources and the author’s knowledge and experience as a musicologist and historian; and (4) historiography, which aims to record the results using descriptive analysis with accurate interpretation. The obtained results indicated that the membranophonic instruments played during the ancient Javanese era included kendhang, mredangga, padahi, murawa, and tabang-tabang. At the present, the original appearance of these musical instruments is still surviving and yet it also is developing, has their names changed, and improved their functions and values.
 
Keywords
Early Javanese literature – Instrument appearance – Membranophone – Mredangga – Padahi
 
DOI
https://doi.org/10.26720/anthro.22.05.16.1
 
 
 
 

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