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Posted on Has anyone made a marimba?

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#1 posted 07-04-2013 12:32 PM

If you want to try different woods for the bars, just make a test stand with a single resonator tube. Then you can cut some bars out of whatever woods are readily available to you and give ‘em a try.

Marcus, I’ve seen lots of spellings for didgeridoo before. I just chose one that looked easy to remember. Aboriginal folks didn’t spell it. They just spoke it. It was us white people that had to define it with a spelling and we screwed that up … heheheh.

Weird musical instruments….. I once made a Shaman’s fiddle out of a horse skull.
Most recently I was shown by the last remaining Lakota Sioux flute maker how to make wooden flutes in the style of his ancestors. I’ve made a few flutes and have enough aromatic cedar blanks to make about 6 or 8 more.

Most of this stuff takes up far less space than a marimba. :)

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