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January 19th, 2015

CASA DA MÚSICA's VIRTUAL GAMELAN

The Casa da Música's Javanese Gamelan aggregates more than 250 sounds recorded from its various parts: Bonang, Gambang, Gender, Kenong, Saron, Kethuk, Kempyang, Gongs and Drums.
This virtual Gamelan is composed by three multi-instrument sections:
a) Instruments in Pelog scale
b) Instruments in Slendro scale
c) Gongs and Drums

Instruments in the Gamelan
The Casa da Música's Javanese Gamelan is composed by different instrument families:
1. Keys
GENDER (thin bronze bars) Penerus (small)
Barung (medium) Slenthem (big)
GAMBANG (wooden bars)
SARON (thick bronze bars) Peking (small)
Barung (medium) Demung (big)

2. Gongs
Laid Gongs BONANG
Penerus (small)
Barung (medium) KENONG
KETHUK KEMPYANG
Hanged Gongs AGENG
SUWUKAN KEMPUL

3. Drums
KENDHANG KETIPUNG (small)
KENDHANG CIBLON (medium)
KENDHANG GENDHING (big)

Tuning
The Casa da Música's Javanese Gamelan has two sets, one for each scale: Pelog and Slendro. On both, notes are represented by numbers but common numbers do not represent the same note.
This is the general representation of the notes on the instrument:
Slendro (5) 1 2 3 5 6
Pelog (7) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Developed @ Digitópia Casa da Música
Recordings - Pedro Augusto & Rui Penha Edition - Pedro Augusto
Support - Maria Mónica & Jorge Queijo

www.casadamusica.com/digitopia
www.facebook.com/DigitopiaCasaDaMusica
http://digitopia.github.io/CDM-GAMELAN-SAMPLE-LIBRARY/

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