How to Play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the Marimba

By Kelvin Chikumbirike

Kelvin Chikumbirike is a marimba teacher in Harare, Zimbabwe. He has been teaching marimba  [ https://vaima.org/marimba-care-the-best-way-to-take-care-of-them/]  for over 10 years and has a passion for helping people learn to play this beautiful instrument.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a classic song that is often used to teach people how to play the marimba. It is a simple song with a repetitive melody, which makes it easy to learn.

In this blog post, I will show you how to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the marimba. I will provide you with the notes to play, as well as some tips on how to improve your technique.


Notes

The notes for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star are as follows:

C1X2-GX2—AX2-G1

FX2-EX2-DX2-CX2

GX2-FX2-EX2-DX1

GX2-FX2-EX2-DX1

The X2 notation means that you should strike the note twice.

Here’s the video of the song on my YouTube channel:


Tips

Here are some tips for playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the marimba:

  • Start by learning the notes one at a time.
  • Once you know the notes, start practicing the melody slowly.
  • As you get better, you can start playing the melody faster.
  • Pay attention to your technique. Make sure that you are striking the notes with the correct fingers and that you are using the correct amount of force.
  • Have fun! Playing the marimba should be enjoyable.

I hope this blog post has helped you learn how to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the marimba. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.




About Kelvin Chikumbirike

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Kelvin Chikumbirike is a marimba teacher in Harare, Zimbabwe. He has been teaching marimba for over 10 years and has a passion for helping people learn to play this beautiful instrument.

Kelvin is also a professional marimba player and has performed all over Zimbabwe. He is a member of the Zimbabwe Marimba Band, which has won numerous awards.

If you are interested in learning how to play the marimba, please contact Kelvin through our link

https://vaima.org/contact-us/ !

 

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