Balinese/Javanese Etnic Music Style. Part 1

author: Radeet date: 10/18/2010 category: music styles
rating: 8.8 / votes: 5 
This is my firt lesson in UG, so I little bit nerveous \m/ -_- \m/ I want to share about balinese/ javanese music style to you.. balinese/javanese music instrument is called gamelan. There are two music scales, Slendro and Pelog. These are common in Java and Bali. Pelog includes half pitches in the scales, while Pelog does not include them. Although both scales have 5 notes basically, Pelog may consist of 7 notes, and Slendro may consist of 5 notes. Pentatonic Pelog sounds like Okinawan music scale, and Slendro sounds like Scotland music scale since it is a music scale without half pitches. 1. pelog It's divides the octave into 7 evenly spaced frequencies, and they are close to C-D-E-F-G-A-B and pentatonic Pelog are C-E-F-G-B try this one :
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||-5-5-4-5--5-5-4-5------4--------4---|------------------------------------|
||-------------------5-5---5--5-5---5-|-3-3-5-3--3-3-5-3--2-3-2----2-3-2---|
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and This One

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||-5h6p5------------5h6p5-------------|------------------------------------|
||-------5-4-5-------------5-4-5------|-4----------------------------------|
||---------------------------------5-5|---5----2-3-2--5-3-2----------------|
||------------------------------------|----------------------------3-2-3ZYABLA~HUYABLA-|
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what do you think??? 2. Slendro Slendro divides the octave into 5 evenly spaced frequencies, and they are close to "C", "Eb", "F", "G", "Bb." "Automated Composing System" transfers these notes to "A", "C", "D", "E", "G" and uses them. Different musical instrument sets are used for each music scale. song : Meong-Meong (balinese's children folk song)
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||----11----11-------13-11------------|----11---------------------11-13-11-|
||-12----12-------12-------12-10-12---|-12----12-10-8-10--8-10-12----------|
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||-13-11--------------8---------------
||-------12-10ZYABLA~HUYABLA-8h10---8h10--10-8ZYABLA~HUYABLA--
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To Be Continued....
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+ Balinese/Javanese Etnic Music Style. Part 2 For Beginners 11/05/2010
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