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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thursday Challenge: Music






Today a percussion band came to school. They played a marimba similar to this.

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An Abmirimba ( the largest in the Marimba family) is on loan to our school. It is made of 100% recycled timber. It is not weather proved so we have to take it in every evening. It is brightly coloured and very attractive to the young students.

The marimba is a musical instrument in the percussion family. Keys or bars (usually made of wood) are struck with mallets to produce musical tones. The keys are arranged as those of a piano, with the accidentals raised vertically and overlapping the natural keys (similar to a piano) to aid the performer both visually and physically.

The children love making music during their morning tea and lunch break. It makes a much nicer sound if you hit with beaters at the sides of the keys ( which are colour coded) and not the tops of the keys.

4 comments:

magiceye said...

Wow! Must be so much fun!

andy tan said...

very literesting.

Leovi said...

Wonderful marimba, must sound great!
No, I have no workshop, I have all the objects stored in bags in the corners of my house, and I have my wife very angry.

Gattina said...

Never seen such an instrument !