Binaural Beat of Bringbrung Music


  • Made Bagus Permadi Putra Universitas Pasundan



music therapy, psychology of music, psychoacoustic


Bringbrung is a ritual music in the tradition of society in the Kampung Cidadap Hilir, Ledeng, Kota Bandung. In each of Bringbrung performances, there is always a trance from the player and the audience. This phenomenon becomes the background in this research. One of the musical elements that is thought to be highly influential stimulates trance is binaural sensation. This article explains how music of Bringbrung can produce binaural sensation so that it can stimulate trance on the players and the audience. The research methods used in this article use qualitative methods with phenomenological approach. The data was collected through observation, interview, notes taking, triangulation, and focus group discussion. The analyses of this research were taken through analysis of reduction data, data presentation, and conclusion. The results of the research that has been done show that binaural sensation has a significant contribution in stimulating trance during the show Bringbrung. Binaural sensation generated from the frequency difference of each Bringbrung instrument that has a range of 0 - 25 Hz. The binaural sensation produced by Bringbrung music is certainly one of the proofs that ritual music in Indonesia has a therapeutic effect. Advanced research in the field is very important for the development of music therapy based on the music traditions of Indonesia


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