This page is devoted to the mallet
percussion intruments, including Marimba, Balophone, Amadinda,
Gyil, Vibrophone and many others. It's a brrrand new page, so there
are only a few good links so far, but we were quite inspired by
the artists we saw at last year's PASIC, particularly Valerie
Naranjo and Kakraba Lobi, (pictured
below), and we have decided to add a mallet page to the mix.
Thanks for many of these links to the excellent "Greg
Latta's Marimba Page". We'll be reviewing them one by one,
as time permits...
looking for a used mallet instrument? Try Malletshop.com
Check out Evelyn
Sol de Chiapas - a professional folkloric music ensemble
based in Kansas City since 1991..also link to more Mexican Marimba
One of the simplest forms of resonated xylophones
is the percussion bars of Zambia and the ilimba
of Zimbabwe. They consist of one tuned bar suspended,
by a frame, over a hole in a gourd. The gourd acts as a resonator
amplifying the sound of the bar.
There are a number of vibe- and marimba-related lessons
on James Walker's website: www.malletjazz.com.
to 4 Mallet Technique a very clear description, with images,
of how to hold the 4 mallets, well done b the Drum Club.
Master Tuner John Salazar at Salazar
Fine Tuning offers comprehensive tuning, finishing, bar replacement,
repair and custom keyboard replacement. (This is THE
place to get your instrument worked on.)
is a balophone? (at the Cora Connection
dedicated to vibes, with an active bulletin board
Mexico...land of the marimba
- Marimba Music Information
Marimba Building Resources - The
Art & Craft of Building Marimbas