Music To Their Ears!

Year 6 enjoy a music workshop

The Year 6 pupils visited Bolton Music Service today to experience the Indonesian Gamelan orchestra. Gamelan means to “hammer” and all the instruments apart from one drum are tuned.

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Sir Francis Drake discovered these instruments when exploring the Indonesian islands and brought them back to our country. Gamelan orchestras are most popular in Java and Bali. The music is put together using a series of numbers in a cyclic pattern rather than reading musical notation.

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All students enjoyed a fabulous session of making music!

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