Zimfest 2013

June 27-30 — Pacific Lutheran University — Tacoma, WA

Nhimutimu: Introduction to Mbira-Style Marimba

Teacher: Mandy Walker-LaFollette

Age Levels: Teens, Adults

Skill Levels: Advanced Beginner Advanced Beginner

Topics: Marimba

Audio recording allowed. Video recording allowed.

Cost: $28

Based on mbira parts to Nhimutimu, a traditional Shona song, this workshop offers a solid introduction to mbira-style marimba, playing parts in the kushaura and kutsinhira positions, and how to be comfortable with the beat in either position. We will develop the ability to play the same part a pulse behind, as well as playing two parts in a three-against-two relationship.

Student Materials: A standard set of 7 marimbas will be available for this workshop.

Session Location Length
Session 4 (Sat 9:30 AM) MBR 322 2 hours

Workshop Enrollment

Current Students Workshop Spaces Remaining Space
9 9 N/A

This workshop is full