Go to this websit and take a closer look at the instruments you find in an Indonesian Gamelan Orchestra.
Pelog is one of the two essential scales of gamelan music native to Bali and Java, in Indonesia. In Javanese the term is said to be a variant of the word pelag meaning “fine” or “beautiful”. The other, older, scale commonly used is called slendro. Pelog has seven notes, but many gamelan ensembles only have keys for five of the pitches. Even in ensembles that have all seven notes, many pieces only use a subset of five notes.
Slendro (called salendro by the Sundanese) is a pentatonicscale, Play(help·info) the older of the two most common scales (laras) used in Indonesiangamelan music, the other being pélog. In Javanese the term is said to derive either from…
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