Our Grand Marimba is an outdoor musical instrument popular with Schools, Children’s Centres and Playground Designers alike. This is a substantial outdoor musical instrument that produces a strong, deep, resonant sound – perfect also for music therapy sessions and creative playgrounds. The notes used on the Grand Marimba are made of IPE and are equipped with individual resonator tubes on the underside. The resonator reflects and projects the sound back to the player which gives a distinctive tone. No wires or strings, each note is individually and securely attached to the resonators for maximum vibration with incredible tones and resonance. In order to make the instrument accessible to all, the height, angle and space underneath of the instrument are such that a wheelchair user can enjoy playing the instrument comfortably. The Grand Marimba is tuned to the C Major pentatonic scale making it very easy and enjoyable to play.
Marimba is the plural of rimba meaning xylophone or hand piano of African origin. This is a large outdoor Marimba which up to four people can play at once. The 15 large GRP notes are tuned to the pentatonic scale of C Major, and are supported by heavy duty stainless steel cable. The elegant stainless steel stands will look amazing anywhere, from a public park, school playground, Children’s Centre or a private garden area. The Marimba makes a natural mellow, low sound and is perfect for improvising and musical exploration outdoors.