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Andrulian
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New track - Pelog Etude

This is my latest track, I've no idea how to categorise it.

I found a Pelog scale and started to play about with it a bit and this track is the result.

I used a Dizi, Ehru and Cimbalom. I can't remember where I found the Cimbalom samples but loved the sound although didn't know what it was. I had to look it up and found it's a Hungarian instrument which is a hammered dulcimer and is hardly used outside of Hungarian classical music.

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this is unique for sure.

this is unique for sure. Nice introduction of new samples not commonly heard here. See? the possiblilities are endless, only limited by your imagination. Good track there.

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Pelog: in Javanese the term

Pelog: in Javanese the term is said to be a variant of the word pelag meaning "fine" or "beautiful" (wikipedia).

Interesting sound, well written.

Slendro etude next?

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Great stuff Andrulian!

Great stuff Andrulian!

Andrulian
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Possibly not a slendro etude,

Possibly not a slendro etude, that sounds more complicated! the pelog scale even varies in tuning from orchestra to orchestra so it's only an approximation, according to wikipedia.

The scale is C Db Eb F# A# B so it's the sharp 4th and sharp 6th that give it the interesting sound you don't often hear.

I'd not heard of it till i saw it on piano companion but thought i'd try and make a tune with it