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MCM Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble 1 (MUSI20087)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeMUSI20087
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces BMus students to the Indonesian gamelan, an ensemble of tuned percussion, gongs, and chimes. Through weekly rehearsals culminating in an end-of-semester performance, students learn to perform and analyse the traditional interlocking melodies of Indonesian music on several instruments.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:


  • perform to a basic standard on several Javanese instruments;
  • work cooperatively as a member of a gamelan ensemble;
  • demonstrate basic musical competency as a performer of gamelan music;

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have the ability to:

  • demonstrate an openness to new ideas about music;
  • work cooperatively in a music ensemble;
  • think critically and independently as a musician;
  • understand and appreciate cultural diversity.

Last updated: 31 July 2019