This five-keyed gangsa pelegongan or five-tone semar pegulingan practice instrument has five 5 mm thick keys and is based on the old-fashioned key layout like Mekar Bhuana Centre’s pelegongan ensemble, with the high ‘ndang’ tone on the left: 51234. Hear what five-keyed pelegongan music sounds like by watching a video of Mekar Bhuana’s pelegongan troupe in action.
This instrument is ideal for students both students who have studied at Mekar Bhuana Centre as well as those who are interested in understanding how the old-fashioned layout of pelegongan or five-tone semar pegulingan instruments works and affects composition, interlocking patterns and overall feel in a pelegongan, bebarongan or semara pagulingan orchestra.
These instruments are normally tuned to a pelegongan scale as opposed to a semara pagulingan or bebarongan scale. Custom tunings can be ordered for an additional fee: Contact us for a quote. Currently available only with black keys.