A Gamelan Manual: detailed contents list


Preface

Acknowledgements

Using the book

List of illustrations

List of locations of instruments
   illustrated

List of tips and tricks

Part 1: Introduction

Encountering the gamelan

Gamelan at home

Where?

When?

What?

Who?

Gamelan abroad

Where?

When?

What?

Part 2: Music

Karawitan — the art of music

General principles

Roles of instruments

Character of music

Notation

Principles of kepatihan notation

Other forms of notation

Laras — ‘tuning’

Sléndro vs. pélog

Embat

Pathet — ‘mode’

Iråmå — rhythm

Bentuk — form

Overview

Lancaran and bubaran

Ketawang

Langgam

Ladrang

Gati/mares

Gangsaran

Gendhing

Editable forms

Other instrumental forms

Vocal forms

Combinations and suites

Drama and dance

Review

Part 3: Instruments

Instruments—an overview

Playing style: general

Balungan instruments

Saron family

Saron barung

Demung, saron demung

Peking, saron panerus

Saron wayangan

Slenthem

Other instruments

Decorating instruments—
   introduction

Bonang family

Bonang barung and
   bonang panerus

Bonang panembung

Soft-style decorating
   instruments

Rebab

Gendèr family

Gendèr barung

Gendèr panerus

Gambang

Siter family

Suling

Punctuating instruments

Gong ageng

Gong kemodhong

Gong bumbung

Gong suwukan and siyem

Kenong

Kenong japan

Kenong rèntèng

Kempul

Kethuk

Kempyang

Engkuk-kemong

Kemanak

Kecèr

Substitute instruments

Other instruments

Keplok

Drums

General

Individual drums

Kendhangan

Drumstrokes

Other rhythm instruments

 

Vocal parts

Male voices and gérongan

Female voices

Mixed singing

Senggakan and alok

Multi-instrument garap

Sirep

Kébar

Kinthilan, Yogya style

Kinthilan, Solo style

Pinjalan

Ompak klénangan

Gobyog(an)

Solonese sampak

Solonese gendhing bonang

Yogyanese gendhing soran

Ensembles

Sléndro and pélog ensembles

Gamelan ageng/gedhé

Gamelan gadhon

Ensembles for wayang

Miniature ensembles

Siteran ensembles

Names of gamelan

Ceremonial ensembles

Review

Part 4: Notation

Glossary

Appendices

Appendices 1–6 are available
via the website, but are not
included in the printed book

1 Javanese verse metres

2 Numerals in Javanese

3 Aksårå

4 Acoustics of instruments

5 Construction and care of
   instruments

6 Calendars and dates in
   Java

7 Bibliography

8 Discography

Index

  

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