Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sompoton

Now I bring music instrument inside my blog. Hehe.. Let’s start with “Sompoton” one of the traditional music instrument in Sabah. Many researchers from west say that “Sompoton” is similar to other instrument from India and Africa but other people also say that “Sompoton” is come from Japan because we also can get this instrument from Japan Country. This is “sompoton”, it is looks like “Bag-Pipe” that created by people from Scotland. The different is how to play, sound effect and the item or ingredient that’s been used to make this instrument.



This is the name of each part of this music instrument. There is “Lombohon” first and second, “Korandabit Atas” and “Korandabit Bawah” which is refer as up and down “Korandabit”. Others four short pipes called “Kombitan”. This entire pipe are tie together using Rattan, also we called it “Rotan” in malay word. All pipes are made from “Sumbiling” one kind of bamboo type that we can get from Ranau to Keningau Sabah area. Lastly, we used “Sopinit” to stick all pipes with a dry empty skin gourd. Anyway.. this is simple “sompoton” and it is much different with other pro and advance instrument.

This is how "Sompoton" sounds look like, but the introduction is using other music instrument called "Bungkau" heheh..the rest is "Sompoton".



6 comments:

queen been said...

We keep one at home, as a house decor only coz we do not know how to use it.

E-Tavasi said...

yes queen been ...most people always buy the small size then put inside their home as decor.. hehehe maybe you can try to learn how to play.. :D

the donG said...

this is my first time to see such instrument. thanks for the info.

E-Tavasi said...

Hi the dong.. :D good for you..I happy you learn a new things inside my blog :)

ZaiDi SuhaiMi GilonG said...

Ajar saya main sompoton^_^!

E-Tavasi said...

Hello Zaidi Suhaimi Gilong, you want me to to teach you sompoton? Adeiii I'm not pro sompoton... sia pandai tiup saja.. tp lagu tiada hehehe...
I just bring info to others..:D