I am wondering if I can rely on a marimba in an orchestral setting to have the low A or maybe even the low F? Is there a standard? Thanks :)
Hey guys, I was looking into buying new mallets for an upcoming audition. This is the first time I'm performing a marimba solo, so I wasn't really prepared with a mallet choice. Right now I'm using outdoor mallets (IP Sandi's), but I'd like to have a graduated set for indoor performance.
What mallets would you recommend? (Preferably less than $50/pair) I was looking at Marimba One Wave Wraps, but I don't feel like spending $160-$240 dollars for a graduated set.
My mom has a beatiful marimba that was originally bought by her grandmother in 1928. My mom is now moving and cannot bring it to her new space. Its quite a big instrument and no one else in the family really has the space to take it in.
Is there a place in the bay we can donate the marimba to? Maybe a vintage shope or local museum? We would love to be able to "visit" it as it is a family heirloom but just a bit too unwieldy at this point. Any other suggestions as to how we can keep the instrument "in the family" but not in the house are welcome, too!
Hey all, I'm looking for a solo to play, but I'm having trouble picking one. I just performed Torse III, so I'd like to play something tonal, and of similar difficulty. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!
In songs such as "under the sea" from the little mermaid, and "you're so cool" by hans zimmer, the marimba is used in what are supposed to be pacific island/polynesian style songs. Is this a traditional instrument for music from these cultures? I thought it was primarily used in African music.
Hello, it's me again, the AA student trying to get into a masters program because I can't get a second bachelors. I wanted to start by thanking everyone on this subreddit for their support, especially those who have reached out to me privately. The chance to study music has been a dream, and whatever happens next is just part of the journey.
After talking to my percussion instructor and professors in my program, I've decided to apply for the MM program at two nearby state schools. I've gotten feedback ranging between "I think you'll get in" to "the best way to practice for an audition is to audition". The worst case scenario is I don't get in and I try again next year, possibly adding more competitive schools to my list (such as SFCM, which has no restrictions on taking undergraduate students with bachelors degrees in other fields).
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I want a 5 octave marimba but don’t want to spend a ton of money. What is the cheapest one that sounds good? Or is there maybe one without resonators that I could use to practice for now? I’m not sure where to look
Ok, so it might be insulting to call it a base marimba, but I don't know what to call it. It's a very large marimba that plays very low pitched notes. It's about the size of a full sized bed and you have to stand on a stool to use.
Title might make it obvious.
Ordering a Mode 5 in January for personal use at home and am wondering how to not drive my neighbors mad. There's carpet in my living room (and in both rooms of my 2-br apartment), so that'll help a bit, at least. As I understand things, the sound-proofing equipment to use depends on the register of an instrument. Which...kinda means that a marimba makes you sol. At least it's not as boisterous as playing set, but I'd still like to try and get the right stuff for both my current apartment situation and if I move anytime in the near future (which seems likely).
So I definitely know to get these panels: https://www.amazon.com/Soundproofing-Acoustic-Studio-Foam-Panels/dp/B06XRRGH25?th=1
(and am excited to decorate my practice area all in my favorite color--Mode 5 has started doing color wraps of their marimbas, too!)
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