Metal Xylophone (Indonesian)

The Xylophone is one of many percussion instruments used in traditional Indonesian ‘Gamelan’ ensembles. The most common instruments used in Gamelan are metallophones played by mallets and a set of hand-played drums called kendhang which register the beat. Other instruments include xylophones, bamboo flutes, a bowed instrument called a rebab, and even vocalists called sindhen.

Although the popularity of gamelan has declined since the introduction of pop music, gamelan is still commonly played on formal occasions and in many traditional Indonesian ceremonies. For most Indonesians, gamelan is an integral part of Indonesian culture.

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Happy Beats – WORKSHOP

Happy Beats (Music for Fun and Learning) – presented by Gary and Carol Crees from Adventures in Music. Date: Thursday 13th March 2014 Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Venue: Erina Leagues Club, Ilya Road, ERINA, NSW 2250 (behind Fountain Plaza) Cost: $50 members $55 non members (Discount for full time Students $30) Light supper will be…

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