Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Dr Aline Scott-Maxwell


Previously coded MUS1060


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)

Contact hours

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

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