Girls get a tune from a ket­tle

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE -

GIRLS were al­lowed to be as loud as they liked when they took part in an In­done­sian mu­sic class. Some 180 pupils from High­worth Gram­mar School were given lessons in Game­lan mu­sic which uses gongs, ket­tles and in­stru­ments from Bali and Java. The girls were shown how the orches­tra works and taught about the rules and con­ven­tions of the mu­sic as well as the cul­ture it comes from. Head of mu­sic, Julie Moore said: “This is just one of the ben­e­fits that mu­sic spe­cial­ist sta­tus brings to the school. “We are able to use fund­ing for large groups so that stu­dents re­ally un­der­stand mu­sic through par­tic­i­pat­ing in such work­shops.”

Stu­dents from High­worth Gram­mar School took part in a work­shop on In­done­sian mu­sic

Game­lan mu­sic uses gongs and ket­tles among other in­stru­ments

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