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Picture Credit: Judith Becker. Traditional Music In Modern Java: Gamelan in a Changing Society, p.4.

A musician is playing a Siter

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Picture Credit: Neil Sorrell. A Guide to the Gamelan.

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Siter is another instrument that play the elaborations of the melody.   'Siter" came from the Dutch word "citer,"  In English, as "zither."  It is a plucked string instrument with an oblong box resonator.  Usually a Siter has eleven or twelve pairs of unison strings.

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