LESSON
Keroncong Music
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Keroncong Music

Q.

Have you heard of Keroncong music? 

no correct answer

Yes

No

​After learning much about P. Ramlee in the previous lessons,

​today we are going to learn about Keroncong music.

​It is one of the types of music that was popular during P. Ramlee's time.

​What is Keroncong music?

  • ​It was brought by Portugese sailors to Indonesia in the 16th century (i.e. Year 1500s).

  • Made popular throughout Indonesia and nearby countries by the 19th century.

  • The word Keroncong or Kroncong is actually a name of a ukulele-like instrument.

Q.

Keroncong music is found in __________.

answer choices

Malaysia

Singapore

Indonesia

Thailand

Q.

It was brought to Indonesia by _______ in the 16th century. 

answer choices

Portugese sailors

Malayan sailors

Australian sailors

Q.

Keroncong or kroncong is actually the name of an instrument, similar to the __________.

answer choices

violin

ukulele

cello

​The Keroncong Band / Ensemble

​The following slides are flashcards of the instruments used in the Keroncong Ensemble

Flute​

Violin​

Singer/Vocalist

A pair of kroncong

Cello

String bass/

Double bass

​The Keroncong Ensemble

  • ​Flute

  • ​Voice

  • ​Violin

  • ​A pair of kroncongs

  • ​Cello

  • ​String bass

Q.

Which of the following DOES NOT belong to the Keroncong ensemble? 

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Q.

Which belongs to the Keroncong ensemble?

(Choose 3)

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Lend your ears to this!

  • ​Let's listen to another Keroncong sample popularly known as Terang Bulan.

  • ​Take a few moments to listen this sample and you will find this sample VERY familiar!

Keroncong Today

  • There are many styles of Keroncong and young people in Indonesian are rediscovering this music.

  • ​Just like this video sample showing a modern styled Keroncong ensemble which features some modern instruments like keyboard and electric bass.

Summary of Keroncong

  • ​Origins

  • ​Instruments

  • ​Keroncong songs

  • ​Keroncong today

Q.

Share what you learned about Keroncong music today. 

Here are some questions to help you:

1) When was Keroncong introduced in Indonesia?

2) When did it become popular? 

3) What instruments are used in the Keroncong band? 

4) Is Keroncong music still performed today? 

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