Range of Marimba
|Range of Marimba|
Etymology and Alternative Spellings
Concert Grand Marimba
see also Marimba History
Sticks, Mallets, Beaters
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.
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
Yamaha - 5100A - 5 Octave Rosewood Marimba
Musser M250 - 4 1/3 Octave Rosewood Marimba
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