Featured Posts

Introducing Hymns On Marimba Here are samples from the new "Hymns On Marimba" CD by James R. Theobald. It's a beautiful version of some of the old favorites. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it. The CD is on sale, $12.99 for a limited time and available By Clicking Here. Samples [wpaudio url="http://www.hymnsonmarimba.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Sample-James-Theobald-Hymns-On-Marimba-05-He-Leadeth-Me.mp3"...

Read more

A mi amigos de la Iglesia Quiero presentar mi CD nuevo de los canzons de la Iglesia por la marimba. Estoy hablando de un sonido muy suave como quando estamos dentro la Iglesia. Por favor eschucha a la tranquiladad de uno de la mas famoso instrumentos de Sul America, la marimba e la musica de la Igelsia. Muchos gracias, James Theobald

Read more

Now Available: “Hymns on Marimba” By James Theobald “The old hymns, with their beautiful melodies, remind me of my childhood, growing up in a small country church, listening to the congregation sing while looking out the open windows and watching the birds, squirrels, and flowers, all enjoying springtime”. For generations, the old hymns have continued to please listeners with their beautiful melodies. With this...

Read more

What is a Marimba? I like to refer to the marimba as the Xylophone's ‘big brother’. Although technically the difference is in the tuning of the instrument, modern marimbas are much larger and, more importantly, produce a beautiful, warm, and mellow sound. Originally from Africa and one of the oldest of instruments, the 1st versions were made from simple hand-carved planks...

Read more

Introducing “Hymns On Marimba”

7

Category : Music by James Theobald

Here are samples from the new “Hymns On Marimba” CD by James R. Theobald. It’s a beautiful version of some of the old favorites.

I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it.

The CD is on sale, $12.99 for a limited time and available By Clicking Here.

Samples
He Leadeth Me
Onward Christian Soldiers
Lead On Oh King Eternal
Christ The Lord Has Risen Today
Now The Day Is Over
Sweet Hour Of Prayer
He Lives
Bringing In The Sheaves

A mi amigos de la Iglesia

Category : Uncategorized

Quiero presentar mi CD nuevo de los canzons de la Iglesia por la marimba. Estoy hablando de un sonido muy suave como quando estamos dentro la Iglesia. Por favor eschucha a la tranquiladad de uno de la mas famoso instrumentos de Sul America, la marimba e la musica de la Igelsia.

Muchos gracias,

James Theobald

Now Available: “Hymns on Marimba” By James Theobald

1

Category : Music by James Theobald

“The old hymns, with their beautiful melodies, remind me of my childhood, growing up in a small country church, listening to the congregation sing while looking out the open windows and watching the birds, squirrels, and flowers, all enjoying springtime”.

For generations, the old hymns have continued to please listeners with their beautiful melodies. With this unique approach, Mr. Theobald has combined the subtle sound of the marimba and these always familiar tunes that remind us of more simple times, and more simple lives.

Only $14.99 for a limited time through November 1st and available through the checkout.

Enjoy!

What is a Marimba?

Category : Uncategorized

I like to refer to the marimba as the Xylophone’s ‘big brother’. Although technically the difference is in the tuning of the instrument, modern marimbas are much larger and, more importantly, produce a beautiful, warm, and mellow sound.

Originally from Africa and one of the oldest of instruments, the 1st versions were made from simple hand-carved planks of wood cut to different lengths, creating various pitches. Though crude in it’s construction, it produced a lively and rhythmic music that was the perfect accompaniment to the native drums and dance. Via Central America, the instrument came to the West and is used in all types of music, be it classical, folk, jazz, Latin, concertos with full symphonies, avant-garde or contemporary. Throughout the 20th century, the marimba has seen a tremendous surge in popularity not only in the United States and Europe, but also in Japan.

The keyboard of the marimba is the same as a piano, with sharps and naturals, so for all of you pianists, if you can become accustomed to using mallets, you will have a good start at playing a marimba.

Embed Plugin created by Cheap Web Hosting - Powered by Aluminium Case and Gift Ideas.