A Gamelan Manual

A Gamelan Manual

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This manual offers the first comprehensive description of the performance practice of the central Javanese gamelan. Aimed mainly at the many gamelan players in the West, it will also appeal to composers and music lovers wanting an extended account of one of the world's major musical cultures, and to teachers interested in new resources for MUSIC in schools. The book provides detailed information on the parts played by the various instruments of the gamelan, as well as on the principles on which the music is based. It also sketches the cultural background to musical performance in Java. Numerous illustrations and helpful tips for beginners are included, but also pointers to where more advanced students can find additional material. Owners of the book have access to further content via the associated website.t-V-, Subject to error in the tape recording/ playback process. ... Various parts of the skema were played three times in this particular performance, but there is no special significance in the number three. ... A corresponding figure for basic tempo is shown towards the bottom of the diagram here, but it does not represent theanbsp;...

Title:A Gamelan Manual
Author:Richard Pickvance
Publisher: - 2005-01-01


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