Monday, August 30, 2010

save the world: save our trees

Trees can be replanted, but it takes a long time for them to grow. A good idea is to recycle what we already have used.

An Abmirimba ( the largest in the Marimba family) is on loan to our school. It is made of 100% recycled timber. It is not weather proved so we have to take it in every evening. It is brightly coloured and very attractive to the young students.

The marimba is a musical instrument in the percussion family. Keys or bars (usually made of wood) are struck with mallets to produce musical tones. The keys are arranged as those of a piano, with the accidentals raised vertically and overlapping the natural keys (similar to a piano) to aid the performer both visually and physically.

The children love making music during their morning tea and lunch break. It makes a much nicer sound if you hit with beaters at the sides of the keys ( which are colour coded) and not the tops of the keys.


Ginny Hartzler said...

This is wonderful! I love the colors and the curved shape of it! What a great way to get childern involved in music! Now what is the difference between an abmirimba and a mirimba? Is it just the size?

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

abmirimba and a mirimba, I think like you, that it is just the size.

This one is actually two put together. I should have photographed them when they put them 90 degrees. Oh dear, too late, we had to return it.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful instrument. The kids must love it!