Kecapi Kajang

Name: Kechapi Kajang.
Type: Chordophones > Composite > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Country:  South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Region: South Asia.

Description: The kecapi kajang is a boat lute with “raised posts” as frets to which the kecapi can have five or six. Philip Yampolsky recorded one with six. Musicians may give names indicating each fret, from highest up, you’ve got lompo [large], tangga [middle], diki [small], ari’ [younger sibling] and bungko [youngest sibling].

Citations: Websites: Aural Archipelago by Palmer Keen ;

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