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Open Access The textures of Central Javanese gamelan music: Pre-notation and its discontents

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The textures of Central Javanese gamelan music: Pre-notation and its discontents

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This study is an attempt to elucidate what kind of melody the texture of gamelan music is made up of. Through the reconstruction of the melodic texture of the pre-notation era and the examination of the impact of notation on performance practice, it is made clear that the monogenetic texture of the pre-notation era has developed into the diversified and enriched texture of current practice in response to the use of notation. The notion of an inner melody present in the performer’s mind as a basis for his performance is shown to be less than probable.

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