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Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music$
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Michael Tenzer

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195177893

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177893.001.0001

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Flexing the Frame in Javanese Gamelan Music

Flexing the Frame in Javanese Gamelan Music

Playfulness in a Performance of Ladrang Pangkur

(p.237) Chapter 7 Flexing the Frame in Javanese Gamelan Music
Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

R. Anderson Sutton

Roger R. Vetter

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This chapter provides a study of composition and improvisation techniques in Javanese music: Javanese “Compositions” for Gamelan Ensemble: Gendhing; Ladrang Pangkur; Treatment (Garapan): Realizing Ladrang Pangkur in Performance; The Macro-form; Enriching the Form: Tempo Changes, Interruptions, and Irama Shifts; and Varying the Main Melody.

Keywords:   Java, gamelan, composition, improvisation, treatment, realization, form, tempo

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