Names and Types:
There are three types of instruments, namely the:
· Aerophone (wind instruments), such as the serunai, pinai, seruling and selumprit flutes.
· Membranophone (drum-sounds produced by membrane-covered musical instruments) such as the gendang, geduk, gedombak, rebana, kompang, tar and jidor drums.
· Idiophone (percussion instruments of fixed immovable surface), such as gong, kesi, canag, saron, kenong, gambang kayu, bonang, etc; and
- Chordophone (string instruments), such as the rebab
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How It Is Played:
The musical instruments of peninsular Malaysia can be classified into four categories. Aerofons are wind instruments. Cordofons are stringed instruments which are either plucked or bowed. Idiofons are percussive instruments which are struck or shaken. Membranofons, the largest group, are the drums and get their name from the skin or membrane which is stretched over the instruments to produce its sound when struck.