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Make Your Own Marimbas



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Make Your Own Marimbas
By Jon Madin
Spiral-bound Book
50 pages 

Illustrated instructions for making your own marimbas:

  • Box-resonated diatonic marimba for three players
  • Pipe-resonated diatonic marimba for three players
  • Bass marimba for two players
  • Portable mini marimba

Basic woodworking skills and hand tools will suffice for making these marimbas. Most of the wood and hardware you'll need should be available locally.

The bars are wide and easy to play on the marimbas. All but the minimarimba will be up on legs.

The Four Marimba Designs
Design Principles
Box-Resonated 3-1/2-Octave Marimba for Three Players
   Making the Frame
   Making the Bars
   Making the Beaters
Pipe-Resonated 3-1/2-Octave Marimba
Pipe-Resonated 2-Octave Bass Marimba
   Making the Bars
   Making the Resonators
   Making the Beaters
Overtone Tuning


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I am totally intrigued to try make my own marimbas for music class. After researching the topic this was the book recommended,
Becky M on May 16, 2012

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