Saturday, June 8, 2013

Javanese Gamelan Art History

Javanese Gamelan Art History
          Art History-Javanese Gamelan One of the famous Indonesian cultural richness in music is the art of gamelan. Gamelan easily found in various regions of Indonesia. There gamelan music in Java, Madura, Bali, and Lombok. Of course, variants that use different musical instruments. Neither the name nor form.
Javanese Gamelan Art History

         Gamelan is a set of musical instruments with pentatonic melodies, which consists of: Kendang, Bonang, Bonang Successor, demung, Saron, Peking (Gamelan), Kenong & Kethuk, Slenthem, Gender, Gong, Xylophone, Trigon,, zither, flute. The main components of gamelan instruments are: bamboo, metal, and wood. Each instrument has its own function in gamelan music show.

          Gamelan word itself comes from the Javanese "gamel" which means hitting / beating, followed by the suffix "an" are making it as a noun. While the term gamelan has a meaning as a whole played musical instruments together.

          For the Java community in particular, gamelan is not something foreign in their daily lives. In other words, people know exactly which one or a set of gamelan called gamelan. They already know the term 'gamelan', 'musical', or 'fowl'. But perhaps there are still many who do not know how the history of the orchestra itself, since when the gamelan began there in Java?.

          Originally, gamelan musical instruments made by relief panels in Borobudur temple in the 8th century. In the reliefs in the temple, there are several instruments consisting of drums, bamboo flutes, lutes, and plucked strings swiped, and bells.

          Since then, the instrument used as a musical instrument in a Javanese gamelan music. Instrument contained in the Borobudur reliefs used to play the gamelan. During the Hindu-Buddhist cultural influence growing in the Kingdom of Majapahit, was introduced in the Javanese gamelan in the Kingdom of Majapahit.

          According to Javanese mythology, the gamelan was created by Sang Hyang Guru in Saka Era. He is the god who controlled all the land of Java, with palaces on the mountain Mahendra in the area Medangkamulan (now Lawu). Gamelan instrument is first created is "gong", which is used to summon the gods. After that, in order to convey specific messages, Sang Hyang Guru re-creating some of the other equipment such as two gongs, until finally forming a set of gamelan.

At the time of Majapahit, gamelan instruments developed very well to reach their present form and spread in some areas such as the Balinese, and Sundanese (West Java).

          The first authentic evidence of the existence of gamelan found at the Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Central Java that was founded in the 8th century. At its relief seen some equipment such as the bamboo flute, bells, drums in various sizes, harp, stringed musical instrument that is swiped and learned, including some idea of ​​the element of metal musical instruments. Subsequent developments, gamelan is used to accompany wayang performance and dance. Until finally stand as its own music and is equipped with voice sinden.

           Gamelan developing in Central Java, a little different from Balinese gamelan or Sundanese gamelan. Javanese gamelan has a softer tone when compared to smart Balinese gamelan and Sundanese gamelan lilting flute and voice dominated. According to some studies, the difference is the result of the disclosure of the way of life "Javanese people" in general.

           The views in question are: the Java people should always "maintain physical life and spiritual harmony, and harmony in speech and action". Therefore, "the Javanese" always avoid expression explosive and always try to achieve tolerance between people. The most obvious manifestation in gamelan music is the pull string fiddle that is being, balanced blend of sound kenong, saron drums and xylophone and gong sounds on every cover of rhythm.

            Gamelan orchestra tuning and making is a very complex process. Gamelan tuning using four ways, namely "slendro", "pelog", "gamelan" (special area of ​​Sunda, or West Java), and "madenda" (also known as diatonic), the same as the original minor scale that is widely used in Europe.

    Slendro has 5 tones per octave, namely: 1 2 3 5 6 [C-D E + GA] with small interval difference.
    Pelog has 7 tones per octave, namely: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 [C + D E-F # G # AB] with big interval difference.

Gamelan music composition created with some rules, which consist of several rounds and pathet, limited by a gong and the melodies were created in a unit consisting of 4 tones.

           Javanese gamelan music in Java itself is called musicians. Musical is a term used to describe the subtle strains of gamelan music. Musical arts that use the gamelan instruments found in the art of dance and the art of Javanese distinctive voice, which is as follows.

    Sound art composed of sinden, take it, Gerong, sendon, and Celuk.
    Consists of the art of puppetry shadow puppets, puppet show, puppet gedog, klithik puppet, wayang beber, wayang torch, and puppets revelation.
    The art of dance consists of dancing srimpi, bedayan, show, wireng, and dance pethilan.

          Javanese gamelan is not only played to accompany singing, dance, puppets and attractions. When an official ceremony held at the royal palace, used gamelan music as accompaniment. Especially, if there are members of a wedding palace Javanese tradition. The Javanese gamelan music of any use when holding the wedding

Saturday, June 1, 2013


      Slenthem, gambelan jawa

            Slenthem, According to the construction, including family slenthem gender; sometimes even he called panembung gender. But slenthem have as many slats slats saron;
He was lowest in the group beroktaf saron instruments (balungan). Like demung and saron barung, slenthem balungan played in a limited territory.

           Slenthem was one of gamelan instruments consisting of thin sheet metal width is strung with rope and stretched over the tubes and produces a low hum or echo that follows the tone saron, ricik, and balungan when sounded.

          As with the other instruments in a gamelan set, slenthem certainly have slendro version and version pelog. Wilahan Slenthem Pelog generally have a range of tones C to B, while slenthem slendro has a range of tones C, D, E, G, A, C '. How to play:
Slenthem beating the same way as beating balungan, ricik, or saron. Right hand and left hand bat swung perform "patet", ie withstand vibration that occurs in sheet metal. In beating slenthem more needed instinct or feeling the musicians to produce echoes or form a good buzz. In the notation C, D, E, G, for example, echoes produced when beating C had lost the right tone when the tone sounded D, and so on.

           For the playing of the tempo, which used the same way as when using balungan, ricik, and saron. However, for certain circumstances such as demung returns, then slenthem played to fill the void between balungan tone that sounded slow with beating double knock balungan. Or it could be the slenthem conditions must exist balungan beating.



           Was not complete if you have a blog with your own domain name, but do not have an email with your own domain name. Inside this post you will learn how to create an email with your own domain name.


           The one that makes a tremendous google is not stopping them to innovate. There are always breakthrough that take place by google, google one G apps. you will take advantage of this to g apps email with your own domian name.

           G APPS is a web collaboration services berasis given olehgoogle for ease in communicating, filtur - filtur primarily contained in gmail services such as email, calendar, chat document, and so forth.

           If using the g mail account that you have, then your email ending in, for example: with G Apps you will be able to create email menggnakan your own domain name, for example:
           Thus you have your own email, but make use of the google servers, plus filtur - another filtur contained in gmail you can use.
G Apps domain registration to be dibilan pretty easy, the following steps - steps:

• Go to to start create an account.
• Click on GET STARTED
• Enter your domain name that's been made in from send.
• Fill from that available.
• Tick inactivity a free service, and click the button I agree! Create an account.

 Thus sekilah my info tenteng G Apps I create an email with your own domain name.

Thursday, May 30, 2013



          In my previous post we have done and domain mapping settings for your blog, but the domain has not connected with your blog, then let's connect them and publish blog tersebutdengan ana-owned domain name itself.

• Login to your blogger dashboard. Click on settings
• In publishing> blog address, click add specific domain. Point your domain is registered to the blog.
• Seklanjutnya select switch to the advanced settings.
• In the "http://" fill in the domain name registered with the "www" and click the save button.
• Finally, click edit
• Tick to switch and save. Functions that your blog could still be accessed without awala "www".
• Now only officially finished, try opening a new domain in a new browser tab window.

          If the domain for a while and your blog name does not appear, wait a few hours or a maximum of 48 hours to update settings work.


Domain Mapping

                       Doing pensettingan

         pensettingan to do then you should have mempersiapka domain name. We will apply the settings in the control panel of the domain you have registered, erikut rare - steps.

  1.     Go to your domain control panel, click on my account.
  2.     Then click DNS Management.
  3.     When first setting up your DNS needs to be automatically re-setting.
  4.     Click DNS management.
  5.     Click CNAME records.
  6.     Click add CNAME Records and then reload the data - the data on the form provided.
  7.     Click Add Record.
  8.     Now switch to tab A records.
  9.     Click add A records.

           This setting is very unique, your blog will be useful redirect if the domain name in access without "WWW" in front of the domain name, even if it means the domain you typed in a browser tab without using the "WWW", then your blog will still appear. Different if you did not set up the A's records.

          on the host name leave blank, and fill in the destination IPv4 address no IP as follows.


           The problem is, the destination IPv4 address can be filled only one IP address. Therefore you need to do it over and over as much as four times until everything is loaded and stored.

           finished've done all the steps - steps and domain mapping settings for blogspot. skarang just wait update DNS settings (propagation) to transfer the server

Domain Mapping

Buying a Domain

          The very first you have to do is buy a domain. Nowadays lots scattered in the internet domain registration provider. you can googling with the keyword "buy cheap domain" and select the local domain registration provider who receives payment in the currency of your country to facilitate future payments.

Domain Registration procedure:

  1.    Looking for the availability of the desired domain and unused.
  2.    The order process domain.
  3.    Transfer payments domain.
  4.    Do confirmation of payment to the provider.
  5.    Waiting for your domain to enable provider.
  6.    Your domain is active and is ready.

          requirements in order to make costum domain is available filtur free DNS Management. There are several hosting providers that do not give it for free or at a separate fee wear, but is actually filtur free.

          Ask first before making a purchase to your domain provider "Are there any free DNS Managgement filtur? Because I would do the domain mapping / costum domain to blogger". counted counted save your cost.

Creating Custom Domain

Creating Custom Domain

          Before starting the tutorial making and setting your domain, it helps me explain a little about costum domain. Costum domain is a domain name of your own choice which is used as an alternative to the sub domain. Blogspot which follows in back of your domain name.

          So costum domain with the domain name itself will aan eliminate sub-domain name of your blogspot. instance name is:  http / / to http / / This domain name with you more impressed professionals in the appeal using sub domains.

           in my next post I will discuss about the domain mapping, tips and tricks to buy a domain, get the DID setup and finally publish a blog with your own domain name choice.