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GAMELÁN A set of Javanese gamelan from the Asian Civilisations Museum. Gamelan is a generic term for traditional musical ensembles of Java and Bali made up predominantly of percussive instruments. The most common instruments are metallophones played by mallets as well as a set of hand played drums called kendhang which register the beat. Other instruments include xylophones, bamboo flutes, bowed instrument called rebab, and even vocalists called sindhen.[1] Although the popularity of…


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Men playing Balinese gamelan at St. Regis Bali Resort, Bali, Indonesia.

Gamelan Music Of Indonesia Good introduction to instruments of the gamelan orchestra,


Gamelan Instruments at Yogyakarta Kraton, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia


"A gamelan is a kind of musical ensemble of Indonesian origin typically featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums, and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings, and vocalists may also be included. The term refers more to the set of instruments than the players of those instruments. A gamelan as a set of instruments is a distinct entity, built and tuned to stay together — instruments from different gamelan are not interchangeable.


BALINESE GAMELAN A striking (literally) difference between an Indonesian gamelan and a European orchestra is the centrality of percussion instruments in the former as opposed to the dominance of strings & winds in the latter. This accounts for the ethereal shimmering character of the gamelan sound.