A Review on the Technological Innovation in Traditional Musical Instruments: Methodology, Challenges and Public Acceptance


The rapid development of modern technology has to some extent affected the interest of public toward traditional musical instruments and thus many research discovered has focused on the innovation of the instruments. The aim of this review is to investigate and analyze past and current studies on the exploration of technological innovation in the field of traditional musical instruments. The selected studies included in this review are the ones that focusing on Asia’s traditional musical instruments which still maintain its traditional values, in a modern way and almost all the research uses qualitative method to produce the outcome. There are three concepts of innovation found among the past studies and one of them is application tools with interactive interface and the lowest cost so far. Next, is the replicated instrument which replacing real musical instruments with other objects that more lighter, cheaper and portable with the shape might be almost the same as the real instrument. Lastly, the use of the real instrument which undergoes some modification to make it played automatically without real performer and this will help in the form of exhibits or performing. In this paper, the results are discussed in terms of the methodology used to obtain data, public acceptance toward the innovation and future development of the studies.

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Siti Khodijah Mohd Annuar, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Kamal Sabran, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

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Conference: ACAH2021
Stream: Media Arts Practices: Television

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