Indonesian Gamelan – An Extended Introduction (full)
Age 4 - 18+
- Basics and further reading for both teachers and non-music specialists
- History and cultural background
- The instruments and playing techniques
- Warm-up exercises
- Call and response
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At Drums for Schools Ltd we appreciate that even with full support and encouragement, some of you may wish to dig a little deeper very early on in order to feel confident about teaching a particular area. You may wish to read around the subject and choose for yourself which key areas to embellish further in your lessons but not be entirely sure what information should be classed as relevant.
To this end, Richard McKerron has written a series of introductory articles which utilises information from Andy Gleadhill’s books as well as more in depth information from further afield. This will give you a strong starting point to read on even further, or in isolation provide you with enough information to answer the trickier questions that may be put to you within a lesson.
- What Is Special About Gamelan And Why Should You Do It?
- How Could You Introduce Gamelan To Your School?
- Benefits of Indonesian Gamelan
- History and Cultural Background
- The Instruments
- Tuning Systems
- General Technique
- Cipher System
You may also be interested in our Downloadable Schemes of Work and one-page lesson plans which benefit from these supporting documents, and are also based upon the information and techniques found within Andy Gleadhill’s Teaching Guides.
An extended introduction document that contains background cultural and historical information, as well as a short beginner’s guide to basic techniques involved.
You can download our Extended Introduction using the first link below:
The remaining links contain the same information, divided into chapters:
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