What is the appropriate musical instruments used in Indonesian theater?
Puppet theatre, dance-drama, and some nondance theatrical performances are typically accompanied in Java and Bali by a gamelan, a metallic percussion ensemble consisting mainly of gongs, metallophones, xylophones, and drums. Some ensembles also include one or more flutes, zithers, bowed lutes, and vocalists.
Why stepping above the gamelan instruments are considered disrespectful?
The Gamelan instruments are thought of as people, and therefore are treated with respect – players must take their shoes off before entering the room, and must never step over an instrument, as this is seen as disrespectful.
What is the two types of traditional music?
- Folk/Local Music.
- Ottoman Music.
- Janissary (Mehter) Music.
- Religious Music.
- Traditional/Local Musical Instruments.
What are the 2 types of gamelan?
There are two different scale systems used in Balinese gamelan: slendro and pelog.
What are the musical characteristics of Indonesia?
The gamelan is the main element of traditional Indonesian music. The instruments in a gamelan are composed of sets of tuned bronze gongs, gong-chimes, metallophones, drums, one or more flute, bowed and plucked string instruments, and sometimes singers.