Teacher: Wanda Walker
Age Levels: Teens, Adults
Skill Levels: Intermediate
Audio recording allowed. Video recording allowed.
You've taken the Introduction to Mbira-style Marimba with my daughter, Mandy, or me and learned some of the basic parts to Nhimutimu, and now you want to learn the full arrangement? Awesome! Let's put this rocking song together. This arrangement is for seven marimbas plus hosho based on mbira parts taught by Cosmas Magaya, and some recordings of John Kunaka on the CD, “Zimbabwe.” People love to dance to this arrangement! Students need to be able to distinguish where the beat falls in their part, and apply that to kushaura and kutsinhira positions. (If you want to take this workshop and have not taken the Intro workshop, sign up for the Intro class being offered this year in Session 4, or schedule a private lesson with me on Thursday, unless you are a very quick learner. ) You may listen to a sound file of this arrangement through a link on this web page: http://www.marimbaworks.com/WWalker/
Student Materials: A standard set of 7 marimbas will be available for this workshop.