This Indonesian Gamelan – Budget – 10 Player Class Pack is perfect for smaller class groups of pupils from age 6 upwards, as well as for community groups of any age. It’s excellent value for money and contains all the items you need to get your own Gamelan ensemble off the ground – playing, performing and composing.
The three sizes of metallophone (each of which is decorated in traditional red, blue and gold with metal keys suspended from bamboo poles over individual sound chambers), give a range of 3 octaves. The keys are made of recycled metal and have low cost wooden casings but they have the same Gamelan Gong Kebyar Pelog Selisir tunings as the more expensive Standard and Premium models, and are just as authentic.
The Balinese drum is of solid jackfruit wood construction with two cow skin heads and tuning knots and the gong has a bronze centre for improved resonance. The instruments have been specially modified for use in the classroom.
The sturdy metal gong stand can be disassembled into sections if you need to move it around and the metallophone casings have smooth finishes and have rubber bases to protect the floor surface.
Also included are a 5 pairs of Ceng Ceng cymbals (which are used to keep time and mark accents) and two teaching guides by World Music expert Andy Gleadhill; ‘Indonesian Gamelan’ and ‘Percussion Buddies’. The Indonesian Gamelan book will take you from the basics through to your first performance in just 10 lessons, and there’s plenty of repertoire for a year or more of playing with ten pieces, suggestions on teaching delivery and a blank resource to photocopy to assist with planning and composition work. The Percussion Buddies book will show you how to develop percussion accompaniments for almost any piece, whether Gamelan, drumming, choral, ukulele or any ensemble.
- 1 x Small gamelan
- 1 x Medium gamelan
- 1 x Large gamelan
- 1 x 40cm gong
- 1 x Gong stand
- 1 x 50cm balinese drum
- 5 x ceng ceng pairs
- 1 x Percussion Buddies Book
- 1 x Indonesion Gamelan Book
- 1 x Bamboo storage basket