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Spectrogram Analysis of Components of a Central Javanese Gamelan
Authors: R. Mohn, R.C. Chivers, M. Hatch, S.M. Howard and W. Sachse
Publication: Acoustic Letters, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1988

Some preliminary spectrographic measurements are reported on elements of the bonang and kenong instruments from a Central Javanese gamelan. Although the elements from the two instruments are of different sizes and shapes, they seem to exhibit few characteristic acoustical differences. The second mode, which is always less than an octave above the fundamental, appears to play an important role in the musical behavior of the devices.

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