Marimba from audience side.
The instrument above is a 5 octave marimba (C2 to C7). The bars are made from African Padouk wood, the resonator tubes are polished aluminum and the frame is maple with African Padouk inlay.
Audio Recording of Marimaba
Tuning the Marimba
CLICK HERE if you want to learn how the marimba is tuned. PLEASE BE AWARE: this linked page has many graphic images and takes a long time to load if your computer is connected to the internet by phone modem (but I hope you will find the wait worthwhile).
The Influence of Strike Position on Bar Timbre
CLICK HERE to learn why the marimba bars produce different sounds depending on where the bar is struck
Details of the La Favre Marimba
CLICK HERE for Marimba Bar and Resonator data
CLICK HERE for dimensioned drawings of the marimba
CLICK HERE photos of the building process.
CLICK HERE log of the building process.
Aluminum tubing for resonators: Global Technology & Engineering
Wood for bars: Exotic Woods Co.
Last Update: 1/10/12
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