This was one of the initial Ensembling-version/family/ensemble instrument-type inspiring tickets.
Initially added on September 2017, it was delayed because it required all the sub-tickets for each instrument being created (and I’m lazy!).
Eventually GCI student mathure, with help from GCI finalist TheFaR8, researched and added a lot of the missing sub-ticket instruments. Many, many thanks to both of them!
- [INST-556] – Improve Gamelan / Gamelan ensemble
- [INST-695] – Angklung
- [INST-697] – Bedug
- [INST-694] – Bonang-family
- Involved adding 4 instruments
- [INST-698] – Calung
- [INST-710] – Gambang
- [INST-699] – Kantilan & Pemade (was: Gangsa)
- [INST-708] – Ugal
- [INST-837] – Jegogan (jegog)
- [INST-838] – Jublag
- [INST-701] – Kecer
- [INST-660] – Kempli
- [INST-711] – Kempul
- [INST-733] – Kempyang
- [INST-734] – Kethuk
- [INST-712] – Kenong
- [INST-703] – Kendang-family
- Ended up with 7 instruments added
- [INST-702] – Kemanak
- [INST-704] – Keplok
- [INST-705] – Kepyak
- [INST-690] – Kacapi
- 4 instruments added
- [INST-709] – Reyong
- [INST-696] – Saron-family
- Became 5 instruments in the end
- [INST-707] – Indonesian Rebab¹
- [INST-735] – Slenthem
- [INST-803] – slentho
- [INST-840] – Suling
There are still however many more gamelan instruments not yet added – if you want a particular one, please add a sub-ticket under INST-556!
Likewise there were a couple instruments that we couldn’t add, since they need to wait for MBS-9642 to be implemented and voice types becoming “instruments”, those being:
There’s also at least one more vocal “instrument” that has no ticket yet, but also can’t be added for the same reason: the kecak (a type of chanting). Additionally, alok and senggakan seem like they might also need adding, but I actually have no idea what these are since they only have Wikipedia page in Javanese ︎😅︎
Remember what I said previously about getting rid of metallophone? :D
hahaha, what a difference in opinion research will bring… ♪;︎
Since the gamelan included so many percussion idiophones (especially metal/tuned ones) it became a natural continuation fix of our previous (clapper tree mini-version).
That meant that we could finally fix up the metallophone/xylophone/lithophone mess under percussion idiophone!
This also included merging tuned percussion into percussion idiophone (“tuned percussion” as an instrument terminology on Wikipedia was deprecated anyway) and sorting out chimes and other related suches.
Stay tuned for कुछ वीणा सम्बन्धित चीजें!
¹ suuper thanks to ’19 GCI student Antara for additional research on this ticket.