Indonesian Gamelan – Standard – 20 Player Class Set – Buddies
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Age 4 - 18+
- Instruments 20
- Players 20
- Buddies 10
- Stock: 18
This ‘Indonesian Gamelan – Standard – 20 Player Class Pack – Buddies’ is perfect for classes of pupils from age 6 upwards, as well as for community groups of any age.
This Standard pack has top quality sound, yet is also relatively compact, making it the perfect choice if storage is tight or if you need to move the Gamelan around to different settings. It contains all the items you need to get your own Gamelan ensemble off of the ground – playing, performing and composing.
The pack includes 10 large instruments (3 Gongs, a Balinese drum and 6 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 pairs, each with a bigger and smaller instrument.
The three sizes of metallophone (each of which are decorated in traditional red, blue and gold with metal keys suspended from wires over individual sound chambers), give a range of 3 octaves and these and all our Gamelan instruments are made in Bali, Indonesia.
The metallophones in this Standard set use high quality steel for the keys and have compact jackfruit casings. They are tuned to the same Gamelan Gong Kebyar Pelog Selisir scale as the Budget 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 stands can be disassembled into sections if you need to move them 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.
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 up to 5kg – Courier 2 to 3 working day delivery. This would typically include books, smaller instruments, percussion baskets and djembes up to 40cm.
Orders over 5kg – Courier, next working day delivery. Most orders are sent this way.
Large orders – Pallet service, 3 to 5 working day delivery. Used for large orders and those with more fragile contents.
- Above timings are from dispatch date. Time from placing your order will usually be one or two days longer, depending on the order and destination.
- 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. Please note that in these cases it’s fine to go ahead and place your order, and there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.
- For some destinations, where a courier service isn’t available, we may send by Royal Mail instead.
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 large 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 prior to confirming shipping costs, and that there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you. Payment for international orders, including shipping costs, is required before dispatch of the goods.
Please let us know straight away if anything arrives damaged or otherwise in a substandard condition and we’ll be happy to replace it, refund the cost or provide you with an alternative product to your satisfaction. Speed is of the essence here as most courier companies will only accept responsibility for damage in transit if the damage is reported within 24 hours of delivery.
In the event of damage, please take photographs, including any damage to the packaging, and email these to us ASAP.
Similarly, if an instrument develops a fault within 12 months of purchase in the course of normal use (though excluding fair wear and tear), please let us know, and we’ll replace it or refund the cost. It’s also very helpful for us to see photos of the issue as this gives us solid information for changing the design, the production method or the packing materials.
But please do contact us before returning any damaged or substandard items. Once we’ve approved their return, please send to: Drums for Schools Limited, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burton Joyce NG14 5GL
We really appreciate your feedback in the case of faults (or if you think an instrument could be improved in any way) and we take all such feedback very seriously indeed.
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Gamelan music teaches students disciplined group playing, good listening skills and introduces then to a new world of sounds and musical colours
A good starting point for building up a Gamelan ensemble over time, additional metallophones and other instruments can be purchased separately at a later date.
An excellent choice for classroom work and composition, or an after school club and performances. The metallophones in this pack are both sturdy and portable.
With three gongs this pack allows players to fully experience the adventure of playing and enjoying authentic Indonesian Gamelan music, all at very low cost. Employing the Percussion Buddies approach all the players are actively involved in the music making.
From the very start even beginners with no previous musical experience can be part of making this wonderful Gamelan music.