Beginning Marimba- Nhemamusasa

Teacher: Wanda Walker

Age Levels: Children, Adults

Skill Levels: Introductory/Beginner, Advanced Beginner

Topics: Marimba

Audio recording allowed. Video recording allowed.

Cost: $28

Why wait? You're never too young to learn this deep and rich traditional song. This twist on "You're never too old to learn" is about Nhemamusasa sometimes being thought of as a song too advanced for beginners or children. Yet children in Zimbabwe sing this song while playing games. There's no limit to the appeal of this beautiful song, so why not share it early on? Two classic singing lines, taught first, become the foundation for the marimba parts and how to hook them. The arrangement begins with a clapping and singing game which teaches the connection between the two interweaving lines. The 3-against-2 pattern is used on marimba and hosho to help introduce mbira-style music.

Session Location Length
Session 1 (Fri 9:30 AM) Benton 202 2 hours

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