Saluang



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saluangSaluang musical instrument is a traditional Minangkabau, West Sumatra. Which this instrument wind instrument made of bamboo or thin channel (Schizostachyum brachycladum Kurz). Minangkabau people believe that the most material to be made saluang came from laundry chute to chute or cloth that is found in the river float. This includes equipment from the flute music, but more simple, enough with the vent channel with four holes. Saluang length of approximately 40-60 cm, with a diameter of 3-4 cm. As for other uses is a middleman to make the vessel lemang, one of the traditional Minangkabau food.

Eminency saluang the players is to play with saluang blow and breathe at the same time, so that the blower saluang can play a musical instrument from the beginning of the end of a song without dropping out. How breathing exercises were developed with a constant. This technique is also called as manyisiahkan angok techniques (set aside one’s breath).

Each Nagari Minangkabau in developing ways saluang blow, so that each style has a distinctive nagari. An example of that style is Singgalang, Pariaman, Solok Salayo, Koto tuo, Suayan and Pauah. Singgalang style is considered quite difficult to be played by beginners, and this usually Singgalang tones played at the beginning of the song. Style that is most sad sound from Ratok Solok Solok area.

Previously, players have saluang this spell that is useful for menghipnotis penontonnya. Incantation Pitunang called the Prophet David. Contents of the incantation about: I malapehkan pitunang the Prophet David, buruang tabang tatagun-tagun, AIA mailia tahanti-hanti, takajuik bidodari in sarugo mandanga buni saluang ambo, kununlah human hearing children.

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