Indonesian Gamelan – Budget – 15 Player Class Pack – Budget Buddies
£767.00 exc VAT
- Instruments 15
- Players 15
- Buddies 10
- Stock: 20
This ‘Indonesian Gamelan – Budget – 15 Player Class Pack – Budget Buddies’ is perfect for lunchtimes, after school clubs and small 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 of the ground – playing, performing and composing.
The Budget metallophones are light and compact but also well-made with good sound quality. It can be a good choice if you’re budget is limited, or if portability is a key restrictive factor.
This Budget pack includes 5 large instruments (a Gong, a Balinese drum, and 3 metallophones) as well as 10 pairs of Ceng Ceng (Balinese cymbals), used to keep time and mark accents. Overall this set provides a wide range of authentic Gamelan sounds, making it easy to split the group into buddy threes, each with one bigger and two smaller instruments.
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.
These and all our Gamelan instruments are made in Bali, Indonesia. The metallophones in this budget set use recycled metal for the keys 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.
Special storage/carry bags are also available and will help to prolong the lives of the instruments, as well as making it safe and easy to move them around for outside events.
Also included are 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.
The pack includes:
- Andy Gleadhill’s Indonesian Gamelan Book x 1
- Andy Gleadhill’s Percussion Buddies Book x 1
- Balinese Drum – 50cm x 1
- Basket – Large – 31cm, bamboo x 1
- Ceng Ceng – 18cm, pair x 10
- Gong Set – 16in (40cm) diameter Gong with Stand and Beater x 1
- Gamelan (Peking) – Budget – Small 7 key x 1
- Gamelan (Saron) – Budget – Medium 7 key x 1
- Gamelan (Demung) – Budget – Large 7 key x 1
- Sticks, beaters and gamel hammers as appropriate to each instrument
Please note that for reasons of stock availability we may need to make the occasional substitution of the more minor pack components. If so, we’ll always ensure suitability/equivalence and we’ll always clear any significant changes with you in advance.
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:
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.
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.