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.


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 !