Indonesian Culture. From the islands of Java and Bali.
For Celebrations and religious occasions.
1. Percussian orchestra. 4 to 40 instruments. All parts ar equally important to merge into one sound.
2. Lots of decorated instruments.
3. Magical and spiritual music.
2 types of scale:
1. 5 note - Slendro. Pentatonic scale.
2. 7 note - Pelog.
Main tune = The Balungan or Pokok and the main instrument = The saron
Gongs mark the rhythm and the drummers keep the tempo