A Gamelan Manual is the first comprehensive description of the performance practice of the central Javanese gamelan
Aimed mainly at the many gamelan players in the West, the book 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.
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