Marimbas are a part of the xylophone family. African xylophones are widespread and hugely diverse. And the story of their journey around the world continues
Different kids learn in different ways. Part of the fun of teaching is figuring their learning styles out
It turns out that theory matters.
Have a go at arranging your own music for your marimba band
Get kids started early on improvisation - It's fun!
There are many parallels between Orff method and African musicking, with marimbas fitting nicely into both.
Some thoughts on why students struggle with music theory and how to help them.
In this blog I think about what staff notation can do and what it can't do in the context of marimba bands
Alex Hitzeroth, Mihi Matshingana and Romy Brauteseth (all fantastic South African musicians) have put this great collection together. Traditional, well known South African songs, all scored, with translations and a…