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Marimba

Marimba

The marimba is a percussion instrument consisting of a set of wooden bars struck with mallets to produce musical tones. Resonators attached to the bars amplify their sound. The bars are arranged as those of a piano, with the accidentals raised vertically and overlapping the natural bars to aid the performer both visually and physically. This instrument is a type of idiophone, but with a more resonant and lower-pitched tessitura than the xylophone. The chromatic marimba was developed in what used to be Guatemala centuries ago, The diatonic marimba is an instrument whose ancestor was a type of balafon that African slaves built in Guatemala, the marimba is also the official national ... more on Wikipedia

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