Balinese/Javanese Etnic Music Style. Part 1

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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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    awesomo41894
    awesome job, I like it, Ive never really heard this kinda music, but its gonna add to my repertoire for sure. Thanks for posting this Cant wait for the next one.
    mcr-fan-405
    zach in black wrote: its interesting, but i don't see what i could apply this to
    well you could figure out intervals betweem the notes of the scale and have them as 2 more scales in your arsensl.
    Radeet
    i don't really know bout music theory, but i make this as good as i can.. to zach : every one can play this.. u may practice along with listen "balinese gong" music (u can download the mp3) to awesomo41894: thx.. try to download "balinese gong" mp3 in web.. or balawan's album like "globalisme", that's all cool to mcr-fan-405 : that right.. try to play it in 130 bpm, because balinese music is dynamic.. sometimes it's fast (but not so fast), and sometimes it's slow like a ballad song.. need more correction from someone pro..
    Radeet
    btw, if u like this lesson rate it please.. thx for comming..
    Radeet
    i've been posted lesson part 2.. hope u enjoy my lesson.. thx..
    LordBerly666
    this page appear on the first page on google search when i type: javanese guitar tab you've done a good job here, Radeet