Mode in Javanese Music: MIS Sea#79


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One of the most controversial aspects of Javanese gamelan music is its musical mode, pathet . From her experience as a performer of sindhenan , or female singing, Walton analyses the melodies and defines the basic laws of mode for sindhenan . She explains more convincingly than previous authors how two systems of mode operate simultaneously in gamelan music to enhance its aesthetic appeal.

Mode in Javanese Music: MIS Sea#79 1987, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780896801448

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