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.... after Drakea#39;s and Cavendisha#39;s circumnavigations (respectively 1 577-80 and 1 586-8), and James Lancastera#39;s expedition ( 1 59 1a€”4), all of which reached Java . ... puppet performance in China, but Kunst records the Chinese in Java as connoisseurs of karawitan and owners of gamelan. ... In this category the best- known name is Lou Harrison (191 7-2003 ), who wrote extensively for several kinds ofanbsp;...

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


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