Marimba

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Marimba
Marimba
Range of Marimba
MarimbaRange
Yamaha 5100A
Range of Marimba



Etymology and Alternative Spellings

Marimbaphone
Mitla - Marimba with a buzz

Construction

Concert Grand Marimba

Bass Marimba

History

see also Marimba History

Sticks, Mallets, Beaters

Technique

Grips

Independent Grips

Musser Grip - Based on a 4 mallet grip by Clair Omar Musser.

Stevens Grip - A modified version of the Musser by marimbist Leigh Howard Stevens.

Cross Grips

Traditional Grip - a cross grip that has been utilized by the great Japanese marimbist Keiko Abe and is favored among many Asian marimbists.

Burton Grip - a cross grip that was developed by vibraphonist Gary Burton.


Six Mallet Grips

Dean Gronemeier

Julie Spencer


Stroke Style/Type

Manufacturers

Yamaha - 5100A - 5 Octave Rosewood Marimba

Musser M250 - 4 1/3 Octave Rosewood Marimba

Adams

Malletech

Marimba One

Dynasty

Premiere

Deagan

DeMorrow

Korogi

Bergerault

Jiaxun

Major Works for Marimba

Jacob Druckman Reflections on the Nature of Water
Andrew Thomas Merlin
Joseph Schwantner Velocities
Richard Rodney Bennett After Syrinx II
Gordon Stout Two Mexican Dances
Leigh Howard Stevens Rhythmic Caprice
Eric Ewazen Northern Lights
Keiko Abe Variations on Japanese Children Songs
Nebojsa Zivkovic Ilijas

Significant Figures in Marimba

Keiko Abe
Vida Chenowith
Gordon Stout
Leigh Howard Stevens
Robert Van Sice
Julie Spencer
William Moersch
Katarzyna Mycka
Kai Stensgaard
Nancy Zeltsman
Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic
Kevin Bobo

See Also

References