This book presents an introduction to more than a dozen different types of Balinese gamelan, each with its own established tradition, repertoire and social or religious context. The instruments and basic principles underlying the gamelan are introduced, thus providing listeners with the means to better appreciate the music. Scores of beautiful color photographs, a discography, and a brief guide to studying and hearing the music in Bali, will prove indispensible to visitors and gamelan afficionados around the world.
This pressing from 2008 is in almost new condition. The spine of the book has decolored a bit and the cover shows minor wear, but otherwise the book is in very good condition.
- 144 pages
- Language: English
- Published in 2008 by Tuttle Publishing