Frequent question: What are the different musical instruments of Indonesia?

What is the appropriate musical instruments used in Indonesian theater?

Puppet theatre, dance-drama, and some nondance theatrical performances are typically accompanied in Java and Bali by a gamelan, a metallic percussion ensemble consisting mainly of gongs, metallophones, xylophones, and drums. Some ensembles also include one or more flutes, zithers, bowed lutes, and vocalists.

What are the two types of gamelan in Indonesia?

There are two different scale systems used in Balinese gamelan: slendro and pelog.

Why stepping above the gamelan instruments are considered disrespectful?

The first rule is due to the spiritual identity of the instruments. By stepping over them, you are disrespecting their spiritual identity. If you do step over an instrument, you must immediately apologize to it.

Just like many other cultural elements in Indonesia, there are different variations and takes on this traditional art throughout the diverse culture of the archipelago, but perhaps the Javanese and Balinese gamelan are the best preserved and most popular.

What are the most famous gamelan?

The 10 Essential Gamelan Albums

  1. Çudamani. The Seven-Tone Gamelan Orchestra from the Village of Pengosekan, Bali (Vital Records, 2002) …
  2. Gamelan Orchestra of the Yogyakarta Royal Palace. …
  3. Idjah Hadidjah. …
  4. I Wayan Loceng, I Wayan Sarga, I Ketut Balik and I Ketut Sukayana. …
  5. STSI Denpasar. …
  6. STSI Ensemble. …
  7. Various Artists. …
  8. Various.
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