Alat musik angklung sangat bisa dibilang unik tetapi juga menarik. Angklung yang selama ini digunakan sebagai alat musik pada dasarnya fungsinya hampir sama dengan alat-alat musik yang lain.
The two tubes are tuned an octave apart (three tubes can be two octaves or can form a chord). When shaken, the concussion of the tubes against the base produces a pitch. Since each instrument makes only one pitch, it takes many single angklungs to make a complete melody. Since then, angklung is often played together with other western music instruments in an orchestra.
Angklung functioned as building the peoples community spirit. It was still used by the Sundanese until the colonial era (Dutch East Indies, V.O.C). Because of the colonial times, the Dutch East Indies government tried to forbid people playing the angklung instrument.
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Even though angklung can be found in many parts of Southeast Asia, it is generally believed that it originated on the island of Java. There are many reports about the 'funny' manner of angklung performance in Sunda, West Java by European travelers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.