You are a percussion student or a parent of a percussion student, and you are looking for an inexpensive practice instrument for the home
You are looking for a really fun project to build which will be a real talking pont and source of joy for years to come.
Are looking for an inexpensive way to get Instruments for Schools for clroom percussion ensembles
You are you looking for an instrument that will suit a student right through their high school years, even for music exams
because after all… they are just planks of wood siting on a frame, with resonating tubes to amplify the sound.
And of course if you are after a fully professional Five Octave Marimba then be prepared to fork over closer to $20, 000!!
Furthermore, even for a small box resonated xylophone you can pay upwards of $400 for a good quality instrument.. and schools need to buy full cl sets of them…
I’ve also built many other instruments in my time, from small xylophones to ultra large B Marimbas. What I’ve done is refined my building processes into step by step building guides for five instruments, The Simple Glockenspiel, The Box Xylophone, the Two Octave Mini Marimba, Three Octave Concert Marimba, the Three Octave Concert Vibraphone and more recently, the Pro Five Octave Concert Marimba
Concert quality marimbas are usually made from Honduras Rosewood or African padouk, and obviously the better wood you have access to the better instrument you’ll be able to make. However you can make these instruments from just about any hardwood (eg, Durian or Meranti).
Absolutely not! I’m not a carpenter – I’m a musician. Most of the skills required are fairly basic woodwork – measuring, cutting and sanding.
Even if you’ve hardly ever picked up a hammer or a saw in your life I’m confident that you’ll be able to achieve a workable instrument using these plans. Of course I’ve picked up a few clues over my time designing and building instruments, but I’ve put all the important construction tips in the package for you.
Obviously the better your tuning, the better yoiur instrument will sound. It IS possible to tune a marimba purely by ear, but at least a basic electronic tuner is highly recommended. Any chromatic tuner will do the job, and you can get a really basic electronic tuner from any music store for around $50, or simply borrow one from a friend to get the job done! These tuners are incredibly common – nearly all professional musicians or music teachers either own one or have a friend who owns one.
BUT… if you don’t have access to one, don’t worry – as I’ve included a full set of sine waves (clear and clean tones) that you can use to tune the notes by ear. If you have a musical ear it is really easy to do it this way.
If you want to make life even easier, and get a fully professional tuning result, Peterson make tuning software you can buy online for less than $100 USD – which is PERFECT. All these various options are thoroughly discussd in the building guide.
Of course if you are saving extra money by using a cheaper timber for the bars then you can’t expect them to sound like one of the traditional timbers used for marimbas. And of course the final sound will also depend on the care and precision with which you make and tune your bars. BUT… particularly with the P524 or PV guide which are designed for fully professional instrumets – ALL the information you need to make your marimba or vibraphone sound exactly like a commercial one, is supplied in your building guides.
And you can get PVC pipe at just about any hardware store, as it is usually used for drainpipes around just about any home! Of course – if you really want to use different materials for your resonators, there’s absolutely nothing stopping you. The building guide still tells you how to get the result you are after.
Absolutely not! You have instant access to the e-books and videos via download, so that you can get started immediately. The plans print out in Adobe Acrobat Reader (which nearly every computer already has installed).
Of course you see the value in getting all of these Instrument Building bluprints, so I have a special offer for you….
The mallet making e-book guide contains step by step instructions on how to make your own mallets for mallet percussion instruments.
This e-book is valued at $17.00, and the information it contains can save you hundreds of dollars in making your own mallets.
It took me nearly ten years to build up the skills to effectively tune bars and design marimbas that worked, and that’s why I know my plans work.
Obviously I can’t build the instrument for you, and your success is going to be determined by a little bit of your own efforts.
If however, you feel that my plans are at fault and they don’t work for you then simply contact clickbank within 56 days for a full refund – no questions asked. In fact I insist! I don’t want your money if you can’t successfully use them to make your own instruments.
And remember that you don’t even have to do it yourself… …you can easily give the plans to an enthusiastic wood-worker to do as a project, or you can even use it as a school cl project!
So… You won’t regret it, and this will be one investment that could save you thousands of dollars!
The Price for ALL SEVEN e-books plus the eight videos plus the four pieces of sheet music – is just $173 US Dollars. You can pay by Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal, and your credit card… Read more…