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Gamelan – Budget – 4 key – 3 Pack

£163.00 exc VAT

Age 3+

  • Instruments 3
  • Players 3
  • Stock: 10

This ‘Gamelan – Budget – 4 key – 3 Pack’ is great for young players as the tuning is traditional Balinese and there are no ‘wrong’ notes. The Budget 4 key range provides a really low cost entry to the magical sound of Gamelan. The metal keys are made from recycled steel and are both strong and relatively light.

This pack contains the following three instruments;

  • Gamelan – Budget – Small 4 key
  • Gamelan – Budget – Medium 4 key
  • Gamelan – Budget – Large 4 key

These three units can also be found in our ‘Big Stuff Kit – 14 Instruments’ collection.

Product Information

How to Play

Position the Gamelan in a curved line facing into the middle of a room with the children sat behind them facing in your direction. It is normal to place the Gamelan with the lower (bigger) notes on the left. Use one or both of the interestingly-shaped mallets to strike the notes. Encourage people to use the ‘blunt’ end as the other end is really just a traditional ornamental shape and it not great for hitting the notes. However, younger children will want to try out both ends and experiment to find out why a lesser sound is generated.

Traditionally, most Gamelan are played with just one mallet as the other hand is used to ‘damp’ (stop from ringing out) the notes you’ve just played. It is a challenge for younger children to manage this, although they do enjoy trying. Encouraging the use of both mallets is a good idea, as it improves general musical co-ordination and is also more interesting and fun for the children.

The notes should ideally be struck in the very middle to get the best sound. You can strike the notes one at a time between the two mallets to enable fast playing, or strike two notes together and let them ring out in harmony. It is generally best to see what children come up with when experimenting with ways of playing and then showing them other ways yourself, as open discovery and investigation is very important.


We work with a small number of specialist logistic companies to deliver your order quickly and economically. The delivery method varies, depending on your location and the size of the order, as follows:

UK Locations

Orders weighing less than 1kg and not too bulky – Post Office First Class. This would include books and smaller percussion instruments.

Orders weighing more than 1kg or lighter but bulky orders – Courier, next working day delivery. Most orders are sent this way and should arrive next working day after dispatch.

Very bulky orders – Pallet service, 3 working day delivery. For very big orders and those with more fragile contents. Timing is from dispatch date.

Please note that delivery to offshore or Highland addresses may take longer and may cost more than to UK mainland addresses and we’ll quote and agree the costs with you in advance.

International Locations

Orders weighing less than 1kg and not too bulky – Post Office Airmail. This would include books and smaller percussion instruments.

Orders weighing more than about 1kg and very bulky orders – international courier or pallet service. We’ll obtain competitive quotes and agree these with you in advance.

Please note that it’s fine to go ahead and place your international order and that there’s no commitment on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.


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