Riyan Hidayatullah

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Faculty of Teacher Training and Education
University of Lampung



My research is primarily focused on Indonesia, particularly the study of local Lampung music, music learning and the use of technology, and community-based music learning. In 2017, I published "Introduction to the Performing Arts of Lampung," and in 2018, I released the music notation book "Notation of Gamolan Pekhing Lampung Learning." The rest, I write books and articles on Music Education, Technology in Music Education, Popular Music of Lampung, Traditional Music of Lampung, Lampungnese Performing Arts, and Community Based-Music Learning. As an active social media user, I also link my curiosity by revealing the use of social media and digital platforms in music education.
I am currently pursuing my doctoral studies at the State University of Semarang (UNNES), focusing on preserving local music in the Lampung community through informal education, particularly in "Gitar Tunggal Lampung." Local music learning accounts have been labeled as local music pedagogy due to immersive fieldwork


Doctoral: Art Education (Music)


Music education, informal music learning and pedagogy, world music pedagogy, music pedagogy, popular music


Virtualizing a Musician for music course

The study will collaborate with computer science experts to create a virtual musician program for students to learn performing music in class. Until now, performing music learning is still done in groups, consisting of at least two students who interact with each other. Virtual musicians will take over that role with audio streams arriving in real time. Output : a virtual musician agent that plays with the same musical logics and with the same sound (musical behavioral simulation). Resulting situation : the human musician plays freely along with the virtual one (creative clone) in an improvisation setup

Applications Invited
computer music researcher and composer.

Scopus Publications

Scopus Publications

  • The Identity Construction Through Music Notation of The Indigenous Style of Gitar Tunggal Lampung Pesisir
    Riyan Hidayatullah, Muhammad Jazuli, and Muhammad Ibnan Syarif

    Harmonia: Journal of Arts Research and Education, ISSN: 14115115, eISSN: 25412426, Pages: 303-317, Published: December 2021 Universitas Negeri Semarang
    This study aims to reveal the meaning of music notation writing of gitar tunggal Lampung Pesisir written by Imam Rozali. Imam is a gitar tunggal player who wrote his technique and playing style in notation symbols. This article uses a case study research design with pattern matching techniques (Yin, 2018). Data were collected through observation, interviews, document analysis, and audio recordings.  A series of tests were carried out on the notation and other supporting information to improve the validity of the data.  Laboratory analysis was carried out to describe signs, interpret symbols, and compare Western musical notation. As a result, (1) the music notation written by Imam Rozali is a musical expression used as a medium for remembering; (2) the writing of Imam Rozali’s musical notation constructs his musical identity as a Gitar tunggal Lampung Pesisir player; (3) Imam Rozali’s music notation symbolizes an indigenous style which has its concept of gitar tunggal music; (4) Imam Rozali tries to add value to his musical identity among gitar tunggal players because the notation is a symbol of intellectuality.

  • Critical view on the existence of gambus tunggal lampung: Promoting collaborative working between artists and stakeholders
    Prisma Tejapermana and Riyan Hidayatullah

    Harmonia: Journal of Arts Research and Education, ISSN: 14115115, eISSN: 25412426, Pages: 176-182, Published: 2020 Universitas Negeri Semarang
    The Lampung societies have many arts and cultures, one of which is a gambus tunggal. The characteristic of gambus that are played solely and has an original tuning system. A gambus tunggal style produces a melodic tone, accompanied by chanted poems that involve new romantic romance of Lampung, or parents’ advice to their children. This ethnography study aims to comprehend how the gambus tunggal artists maintain the existence in Lampung. The study applies a descriptive method with a qualitative idea. We have interrogated and field studies to gather primary data. A purposive sampling technique was used to interview a gambus tunggal player who existed for decades. The result indicates that a gambus tunggal artist is doing a collaborative struggle to support gambus tunggal and living sources’ survival. They need collaboration to keep the existence of traditional Lampung music. Gambus players have considered using social media as a promotional strategy. The local government’s role has a tremendous impact, for example, providing an opportunity to perform gambus tunggal at various events, festivals, and many competitions. Therefore, the tourism sector is the foundation of Lampung’s traditional music. It establishes policies to serve various performing arts.