Javanese Gamelan Instructional Videos

Sumunar is pleased to present this series of instructional videos.

 

Over the course of several days in October, 2018, we recorded five master musicians playing a variety of elaborating instruments. Each video features one elaborating instrument; for each piece there are several videos of different instruments, and in some cases, examples of different master musicians playing the same piece. We hope that you will find these videos useful to your study and enjoyment of Javanese gamelan.

Master musicians: Darsono Hadiraharjo, I.M. Harjito, Midiyanto, Joko Sutrisno, and Djoko Walujo

For your convenience, we have posted balungan notation from the Gamelan Laras Tentrem notation site for each piece.

Pieces and instruments featured:

Gd. Kutut Manggung pl. barang
Bonang barung – Joko Sutrisno
Gambang – Darsono Hadiraharjo
Gender – Djoko Walujo
Kendhang – gendhing ketuk 2 kerep minggah ladrangan – Midiyanto
Rebab – I. M. Harjito
balungan notation

Gd. Kutut Manggung sl. manyura
Bonang barung – Djoko Walujo
Gender – I. M. Harjito
Kendhang – gendhing ketuk 2 kerep minggah ladrangan – Joko Sutrisno
Rebab –  Darsono Hadiraharjo
Siter & suling (pathetan) – Midiyanto
balungan notation

Ldr. Pangkur sl. manyura
Bonang barung & panerus – Darsono Hadiraharjo and Midiyanto
Gender – Djoko Walujo
Kendhang – Joko Sutrisno
Rebab – I. M. Harjito
balungan notation

Ldr. Pangkur sl. sanga
Gambang –  Darsono Hadiraharjo
Gender – I. M. Harjito
Kendhang – Joko Sutrisno
Rebab – Djoko Walujo
Siter – Midiyanto
balungan notation

Ktw. Kinanti Sandhung sl. manyura
Gambang – Midiyanto
Gambang – Djoko Walujo
Gender – Darsono Hadiraharjo
Gender – I. M. Harjito
Kendhang kalih – ketawang – Joko Sutrisno
Kendhang kalih – ketawang, v. 2 – Joko Sutrisno
Rebab – I. M. Harjito
Rebab –  Darsono Hadiraharjo
Suling – Midiyanto
balungan notation

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a legislative appropriation from the arts and
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