* Jon Madin has designed a great school project for parents and students. The book includes four designs for making your own marimba. All of these designs can be made easily with help from parents and students. Materials are readily available from any home supply store. Directions are clearly written. The 3 1/2" Aussie can be box resonated or pipe resonated. Up to three players can play on the Aussie. Parents and teachers can make the frame, Students help with the tuning process. The 2-Octave Bass Marimba is an incredible project and a wonderful addition the Orff instrumentarium. Plans include more traditional style Orff xylophones called Minimarimbas.
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