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marimba:

see xylophonexylophone
[Gr.,=wood sound], musical instrument having graduated wooden slabs that are struck by the player with small, hard mallets. The slabs are usually arranged like a keyboard, and the range varies from two to four octaves.
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Marimba

 

(1) A percussion instrument that is common among many peoples of Africa; it is a variety of xylophone. The modern xylophone, which has metal resonating pipes, is also known as a marimba.

(2) A reed instrument that is plucked; found in the Congo and some other localities in the eastern part of Africa. In other regions of Africa it is known as the zanza.

marimba

a Latin American percussion instrument consisting of a set of hardwood plates placed over tuned metal resonators, played with two soft-headed sticks in each hand

Marimba

(Marimba, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, www.marimba.com) A software company founded in 1996 by four key members of Sun's original Java development team. In 1996, it introduced Castanet, a family of Java-based delivery systems for publishing and automatically distributing application updates and other published materials via the Internet and intranets. Other Marimba products addressed the key areas of security management, infrastructure management and change and configuration management.

In 2004, BMC Software (www.bmc.com) acquired Marimba and rapidly integrated its products and technologies into its line of business service management (BSM) software.
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Moore first started teaching marimba bands in Eugene in 2003, when he was still a professor at the UO.
A partir de este hecho se desprendio el interes por parte de la investigadora, por explorar la actual practica musical relacionada con la marimba en San Antonio de Escazu.
El descubrimiento de la "marimba clasica" como instrumento para ejecutar composiciones de repertorio universal, se debio a que Nandayapa no tenia un piano para estudiar sus lecciones conservatorianas y empezo a usar la marimba para leer partituras.
As a youngster, Diego also played guitar, but he describes being drawn to the marimba por casualidad, by chance.
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What I like about his concerto is that it has a couple of beautiful melodies that you can grasp and get into,'' Boss said of the marimba work originally scored for the violin.
In Chapter 3, "Aspects of the Marimba in Chiapas, Mexico," the author briefly discusses marimba construction and instruction; in the latter section he enters the formalized, musically literate side of the marimba world that becomes the focus for much of the rest of the book.
The presence of the marimba in West and Central Africa is well-documented, and early Spanish historians noted the arrival of a small marimba played with the thumbs when slave galleons docked in Havana en route to the continent.
Until 1991 he was custom building bass marimbas, a melodic percussion instrument.
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