Marimba
(mar-RIM-bah)


[Eng.]


  1. Percussion instrument of African and Latin American origin. The modern marimba is a mellower version of the xylophone. Versions of the marimba can have a range of up to seven octaves, but the modern standard is four octaves (c to c4) or four-and-a-third octaves (A to c4).Notes played on the marimba sound in the same octave as the written notation.
  2. A regional term for the African mbira.

    Also; mbira; Kalimba; marimba; ikembe; likembe; marimbula; sansa; sanza; finger harp; gourd piano; thumb piano.


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