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Acoustic Instruments #1: Der Glockenspiel ist glockenspieling

05-14-2016 02:50 AM by johnstoneb | 6 comments »

My grandson starts kindergarten this fall and the school he will be going to has a student Marimba band. My daughter asked if I could build a Marimba after looking around and finding pictures of one. I told her I would give it a try. I like the sound and it looks pretty simple to build.I ordered plans for one from They also had a plan on how to make the mallets (commercial mallets start at $50 and rapidly climb into outer space. It was discounted to half price and included a free glockenspiel plan. I got the plans and found they had to be translated from australian english to US english. After reading everything a couple of times, I thought it might be a good idea...

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