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Rindik

rindik

Rindik is one of the traditional instrument Bali. Made of bamboo which is based selendro tone. This instrument is in use in the marriage ceremony and performance program known by the name “Joged tube”. Joged dance tube is usually is accompanied by ten or twenty people who play gamelan including player and can also be used or played for hotels for guests visiting Bali.

rindik are tuned in pairs, one being tuned slightly higher than the other. This is what produces the characteristic humming sound. A rindik is played with either two or three beaters, one held in the left hand and one or two in the right. Normally, the left hand carries the melody and the right plays a pattern that creates interlocking configuration between the two right-hand parts. Although it may look effortless, playing rindik is a masterful skill that takes many years to learn. Hundreds of compositions have been composed for rindik, and each region—even each village—in Bali reveals different styles and repertoire. Most of the compositions were inspired by nature and have been named after flowers and animals. Love some of the more humorous ones, like Caplok Bangkung (Snapping Pig) orDongkang Menek Biu (Tree Frog Climbing a Banana). It never ceases to amaze me how many compositions some of these “lobby musicians” know, and they’re all committed to memory!

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