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 chromatic marimba was developed in southern Mexico and northern Guatemala from the diatonic marimba, an instrument whose ancestor was a type of balafon that African slaves built in Central America.

Modern uses of the marimba include solo performances, woodwind ensembles, marimba concertos, jazz ensembles, marching band (front ensembles), drum and bugle corps, and orchestral compositions. Contemporary composers have utilized the unique sound of the marimba more and more in recent years.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Davidgreality ,

Decent, lacking some features

Ok. Cannot play multiple notes simultaneously, which is very common for this instrument

Marsh Sutherland ,

I like it

This is good because I like percussion especially marimba because I don't have a marimba, I only have a xylopipes, so It is a good start from getting a bourne tenor, baritone, and big bass.

Akajonathan ,


I am disappointed, I played marimba in 5th grade and I was the best at it! And when I saw this app I was excited because I still knew some marimba songs, but this app is bad when I tap on the keys I can't hear anything, and the letters don't start from A the letters start from C


Buzly Labs Ltd
4.7 MB

Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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