What Is Angklung?
Angklung is an Indonesian musical instrument consisting of a hollow wooden vessel, similar to a xun (a Chinese gong) hung vertically at the end of three strings attached to a metal rod. A small hole in the bottom of the klung allows air to flow freely around the body of the klung.
Why We Use Angklung?
The angklung is a traditional folk instrument from Indonesia. It’s unique sound quality makes it an ideal tool to play music before performances. In addition to playing our pre-performance routine, we often use the Angklung as an introduction to our performance. It gives the audience a feel for what they will experience before they take their seats. Our team loves the ease of using the Angklung to enhance our performances and create an intimate connection between us and our audiences.
When performing live, it creates a strong bond between us and our audience. Not only does it give them a glimpse into our personal lives, but it also helps connect us to them and let them know where we are coming from.
Who Should Set Angklung?
If you’re looking to start a career as an entertainer, then setting Angklung may be right for you! You should have good people skills and love interacting with others. Setting Angklung is not a job; it is a hobby. If you are interested in being an Angklung performer, please message me directly. I would love to chat with you about how to get started.
How To Set Angklung?
It takes practice and patience. Every time you perform Angklung, you learn something new—and that’s what makes it fun! Try different techniques until you find what works best for you.
Here are some tips to get you started:
Practice frequently. Don’t wait for special occasions. Keep practicing even if you don’t hear the right tone. Over time, the sound quality will improve.
Take breaks. Stretch out and relax. Sometimes sitting down for a few minutes can refresh and rejuvenate you.
Give yourself extra time. Playing Angklung requires concentration. Be patient and focus on the task at hand.
Remember to breathe. Breathing deeply while setting Angklung is very helpful. Taking deep breaths helps oxygenate the blood and keep your brain sharp.