bars suspended over resonators.
The low resonators:
The mid resonators:
The high resonators:
Ranges of marimbas:
The low register:
Middle and upper registers:
Use soft mallets on marimba. Do NOT use xylophone beaters.
note - hard mallet
Low note - soft mallet
Mid range note - hard mallet
Mid range note - soft mallet
A passage with hard beaters in the top register
A passage with middle beaters in the middle register
A passage with soft beaters in the lower register
The Orchestra: A User's Manual is a free resource and will remain so. It still receives between 8,000 and 16,000 unique visits per month from all over the world. See the testimonials. Thanks to all the donations, I have been able to create this responsive re-design. But the movies and sound clips recorded in 2004 do show their age. I would really like to re-record everything and add many more techniques, especially for solo and ensemble writing. I estimate this will cost around £30,000. If you know a source of such funds, please contact me: a.hugill [at] bathspa.ac.uk