Gamelan: Definition, Instruments & Music


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Which country is the birthplace of gamelan?

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1. What is the English transliteration for ombak?

2. What are the two main Gamelan traditions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools will gauge how well you know gamelan instruments and tradition. The quiz focuses on comprehension of gamelan's origin, traditions and related vocabulary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This practice will test your understanding of things like:

  • The pokok and balungan
  • Gamelan traditions
  • Instruments used
  • Ombak

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet engage these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding gamelan's history and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding international music
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on gamelan

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about gamelan music, check out the related lesson Gamelan: Definition, Instruments & Music. It will cover topics like:

  • Gamelan tuning systems
  • The two different traditions of the music
  • Its orchestral makeup
  • The sound of the music