- Balinese processional ensemble consisting of multiple gongs,
drums, and cymbals, played in ritualistic contexts and in mondern music contests.
2. Bali and Java
Keyed metallophone instrument in a Balinese gamelan.,
Gong, the largest gong in a gamelan,
- In the gamelan beleganjur, a set of four
small, hand held gongs played in interlocking style, main function is to elaborate the
musics core melody.,
4. -related types of instruments (bronze gongs, bronze metallophones, drums, and end
blown bamboo floots)
-a basis in cyclic musical forms
-related tuning systems, scales, and modes
-mutipart textures in which the higher pitches instruments play at faster rhythmic rates
than the lower pitch instruments.
-melodic organization in which a slow moving core melody is embellished by faster
moving melodies played on instruments.
-close associations with various forms of dance, dance drama, and other arts.
-a common historical foundation of hindu religious cultures, which is reflected
symbolically in the music.
Central Javanese court gamelan
- the greatest gamelan traditions associated with the
royal courts of the cities of Yogyakarta and Surakarta; along with Balinese gamelan gong
keybar, the best known type of gamelan internationally
gamelan gong kebyar
- Best known type of Balinese gamelan. Instrumentation features
gangasa metallophones; gongs of many types, sizes, and functions; drums, cymbals, and
other instruments. Associated with virttuosic kebyar musical style.