A Hands On Introduction to Central Javanese Gamelan

Introduction to the individual instruments of the gamelan ensemble, their musical functions, basic structure of regular form pieces, and some of the uses of gamelan in Javanese culture.

Byron Moon


Studied Javanese gamelan under HardjaSusilo at UH from the early 1970s, supplemented with lessons and performances in Indonesia and Hawaii with master gamelan musicians and Javanese dancers. Currently director of the UH Javanese Gamelan Ensemble.

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