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Gamelan Art Epic Java

Gamelan Art Epic Java

Gamelan is one of Javanese epic music instruments. In general, the gamelan sounds soft and reflect the harmony of life, and harmony environments. Javanese society, gamelan is also a traditional music that can create peace nuance environment. Art of gamelan called is "Karawitan", while those who "Menggamel" or (player or musicians) in the Java language called is "Pengrawitan". Karawitan is derived from intricate meanings, or intricate in music.
On the island of Java, the gamelan has a characteristic tone and has a very varied character. In Yogyakarta Gamelan has been played by the artists of Java which are as varied as: the sound of gamelan in the Palace; more famous soft or smooth and authoritative.
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Gamelan in Kraton Yogyakarta, really presents original sound that isn't mixed with modern music equipment. In Yogyakarta art that has been mixed with modern music or musical instruments drums and keyboards, among others: Jathilan, Campur Sari, Wayang and Kethoprak. That too only a small fraction use.
If travelers visit palace or Kraton in Yogyakarta; The Abdi Dalem in the palace, often rang the instrument Gamelan music is accompanied by dancers from the palace. This place, travelers can see how gamelan and how to use Java musical instrument. Below are most of the names of musical instruments from Java especially from Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta.
Gamelan names
  1. Bonang: Bonang Penerus dan Bonang Imbal.
  2. Gambang.
  3. Demung.
  4. Gender/barung: Barung Penerus dan Barung Imbal.
  5. Gong.
  6. Kempul.
  7. Kendang.
  8. Kenong.
  9. Kentrung.
  10. Pe’log.
  11. Peking.
  12. Saron.
  13. Slendro.
  14. Slenthem.
Complementary Gamelan clasik
  1. Angklung.
  2. Kentongan.
  3. Ketipung.
  4. Rebab.
  5. Seruling.
  6. Siter.
Complementary gamelan in Wayang Puppets Art
  1. Kepyak.
  2. Cempala.
Gamelan by type of barrel:
  1. Gamelan Sléndro.
  2. Gamelan Pélog.
Gamelan art rules aren't much different from the tone of international standard. Tone gamelan in Yogyakarta has a count: 1,2,3,5,6 and 7 (seven), but this gamelan can also be found more than that number and depending on the type of gamelan. Whereas in the Java language using the a count (ji, ro, lu, mo, nem, tu). If we play the gamelan is indeed produce sounds similar to a count of Java, so the learning must also be in the Javanese language utterance. If we can memorize the sound of gamelan in a Java language, we can hit gamelan automatically without notice gamelan instruments. Moreover we don't need a small note when playing gamelan.
In playing the gamelan, gamelan instruments between one and the other is not the same. But all these tools can be heard and combined beautifully. In a stopping the tone lengthy gamelan, It just touched on gamelan body, so that the right hand is used to hit and the left hand to stop or reduce the tone that is beaten in order to align the sound of gamelan.
Gamelan is frequently to play at night. Though without the use of an electronic megaphone, Gamelan played at night would be heard far away. In addition to bringing a warm atmosphere the night, the orchestra adds comfort for the listener and can create an atmosphere of safety, comfort, and creating an atmosphere of peace in the community. And those who hear around, as if the sound of the gamelan was as if calling to come.
Many Gamelan art present as a vehicle for education, especially in the countryside. Students can learn many things about the art of gamelan that is taught in the countryside. Many methods are given by teachers in rural areas to accelerate this art for them to learn with ease.
The " menabuh Art", we can't provide an attachment in this article. So travelers can listen and learn directly to this city. Many of your friends are learning from several countries in the world, such as: Germany, Canada, Netherlands, USA, Suriname, Australia, Japan and others. Happy exploring for the world of Gamelan Art Epic Java.
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