Originating from Indonesia, the Anklung (bamboo shaker) has found its way all over Asia, making it one of the most popular bamboo instruments. It is played as a set by one or two persons, or in an ensemble, with each person holding one or two of these instruments.
GigaAnklung Staccato Samples:
This set of thirty Philippine anklungs used were taken from the PCFI and used by the Musikong Kawayan which I teach. The staccato samples were produced by briskly tapping the anklung as it is held with a slight tilt to keep the bamboo tubes from bouncing too many times. The range of the complete set spans C4 to F6 with four velocity levels, p, mp, mf and f.
GigaAnklung Sustain Samples:
The sustain samples are several seconds in length. The range of the complete set spans C4 to F6 with four velocity levels.Gigastudio performance controls:
Velocity, Keyswitching between staccato and sustain (KS), Expressive control via Mod Wheel (MW).