MUSIC 336R

Balinese Gamelan

Music College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Playing and performing on the Balinese gamelan (percussion) instruments.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Min

1

Fixed

1

Fixed

2

Fixed

0

Title

Mental and Technical Skill

Learning Outcome

Students participating in Gamelan will learn the mental and technical skills required to memorize and perform works from the traditional Balinese gamelan repertoire, including becoming proficient on one or more of the instruments in the ensemble.

Title

Social and Religious Culture

Learning Outcome

Students will also use music as a window into the relationship between Balinese musical practice and Balinese social and religious culture, and, more broadly, develop a deep appreciation for this music's profound contribution to the life experience.

Title

Interconnected Global Society

Learning Outcome

In the spirit of BYU's global mission and the breadth of educational experience advocated in BYU's guiding documents, successful students in gamelan will develop a greater understanding of and respect for music and traditions outside of their native experience. This respect will better prepare them to represent BYU and the Church in an increasingly interconnected global society.