Saturday, July 14, 2012

Jon Madin's First Book, Marimba Music 1 Now Available!

Marimba Music 1 (book/CD) is a collection of easy pieces for diatonic marimbas, xylophones and other instruments. Each piece has simple and more challenging parts. All pieces have been extensively classroom tested and are suitable for children aged 8 to adults.

Included is a professionally produced audio CD of complete performances of each song.  The arrangements are suitable for movement, listening, or playing along. View and listen to a preview on his website.

Marimba Music 1 was first published in Australia in 1994 and has proven it’s value over and over.  During Jon Madin’s visit to the USA in 1997, this book along with several of his following publications were introduced.  They have been available on a limited basis in North America but now Beatin’ Path Publications is the publisher and distributor in North America for all of Jon Madin’s wonderful publications for elementary school music classes. To see all of his publications visit his website.

I was lucky enough to attend Jon's sessions at the Seattle AOSA conference in 1997 and was completely won over by his friendly, inclusive style of teaching.  I immediately came back to my home school and began to make marimbas and play these wonderful songs.  I've helped build 16 Aussies and Bass Marimbas since that wonderful conference.  I recommend this as well as his other fine books.


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