Yamaha Marimbas

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Yamaha Concert Percussion Photo
 
Yamaha Concert Percussion Photo

The marimba is essentially a lower-pitched version of the xylophone.  Wooden or faux-wooden bars are positioned over individual tubular resonators and struck with a specialised mallet to create sound.  Each bar sounds a single pitch and therefore there is one bar required per note.  The bars are arranged in the form of a giant piano keyboard.

Yamaha marimba bars are made from a variety of materials including Honduran rosewood, padauk (wood) and an artificial wood called "acoustalon".  Acoustalon has a sound comparable to rosewood and is moreover hardwearing and heat and moisture resistant, making it ideal for heavy use in a school environment.

Yamaha likes to work with outstanding instrumentalists to create their top of the range instruments.  The YM-6100 concert grand marimba is the result of 40 years collaboration between the legendary marimbist Keiko Abe and Yamaha's designers.

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