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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Made Hood


Introduction to the basic theory and practice of Javanese and Balinese gamelan and performing arts including dance and theatre. The study of ensembles, tuning systems and musical structure and form. Aurally-based performance skills on the gamelan.


Students completing this unit should have a basic knowledge of the main principles, concepts and performance techniques of Javanese and Balinese gamelan music, dance and theatre terminology, and the cultural, historical and socio-political contexts of gamelan performing arts.


Essay (2000 words): 40%
Exam (1.5 hours): 40%
Performance Assessment: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Graeme Smith

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour practical performance class) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study