Lets Learn Gamelan with E-Gamelan in IPad

By Triunt • October 15th, 2012

Modernization can indeed change the complexity and difficult of traditional music becomes easier. One of which is the gamelan, Javanese and Balinese musical instruments can now be learned and practiced by just using a ipad with e-gamelan. Users can try their own tones with accuracy tone of the original gamelan, which is filled directly by recording Sri Kuncoro Mulyo gamelan in Lokananta studio, a historic studio located in Surakarta, as quoted by techinasia.com.

Uses the title “Gamelan Pusaka Kyai Talogo Muncar Pakualam”, a name that is long enough, it says the application was released on August 4, 2012, and sold USD 5.99, this application can be installed on the iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.

The tools provides quite complete, including xylophones, drums, and gongs. No doubt that the creators are confident enough about the applications will perform well in foreign countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Taiwan. However, some devices are still not allowed to be included because of the difficulty to apply in touch screen display. Those devices are gender gamelan, kendang (java percussion two sides) and rebab (two-stringed fiddle).

This application is made by a team of e-Gamelan which is a collaboration between students and Lecturers of Dian Nuswantoro University, Semarang. When I tried to search the itunes store keyword I use e-gamelan, I failed to find it. Seems that this application uses the title “Gamelan Pusaka Kyai Talogo Muncar Pakualam”, a name that is long enough, it says the application was released on August 4, 2012, and sold USD 5.99, this application can be installed on the iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.

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