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Gamelan gambang

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Gamelan gambang

Music of Indonesia
Kempul gongs from Java
Specific forms
Regional music
The Gamelan Gambang is a type of gamelan ensemble in Bali, which uses four gambangs, a wooden xylophone-like instrument (as opposed to most gamelan instruments, which are made of bronze), as well as two sarons. It is considered an ancient and sacred ensemble, and is used for temple and funeral rites. It uses seven tones.

External links

  • Recordings of some gamelan Gambang
  • Expatriate's essay on gamelan Gambang
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