Instruments: Tempo (Fast/Slow): Density (How Many Instruments Being Played at Once):
3. Where do you think we are in the world and why?
We are in: Indonesia
We are learning about Gamelon Music!A gamelan is a classical Indonesian music ensemble found among the Indonesian islands of Java, Madura, Bali, and Lombok. The instruments are built in many different ways, out of materials which include bamboo and bronze. Gamelan music often accompanies dance and shadow-puppet-theater plays called wayangs. The word "gamelan" comes from the Javanese word gamel, meaning "to strike or handle."
Please now grab your instruments and a stick. Listen to the music being played (below) and slowly add to the composition by performing your instrument. Make sure to stay appropriate to the speed and volume of the recording.
Understanding Gemlon Music:
Here's how Gamelon gongs are made:
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