Learn to Play “In the Jungle” on the Marimba with Kelvin

The marimba is a beautiful and versatile instrument that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. If you’re interested in learning how to play the marimba, Kelvin Chikumbirike is the perfect teacher for you. Kelvin is a highly experienced marimba player and teacher with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about sharing his love of music with others, and he will make sure that you learn to play the marimba in a fun and engaging way.

In this blog post, Kelvin will teach you how to play the song “In the Jungle” on the marimba. This song is a great introduction to the marimba, as it is relatively simple to learn and it sounds great. Kelvin will provide you with the notes for the song, as well as tips on how to play it correctly.


The song “In the Jungle” is in the key of C major. The notes for the song are as follows:

  • CX1 DX1 EX1 DX1
  • EX1 FX1 EX1 DX1 CX1
  • CX1 EX1 DX1 CX1 EX1 DX7

To play the song, you will need to use two mallets in each hand. The left hand will play the lower notes, and the right hand will play the higher notes. Start by playing the first note, CX1, with the left hand. Then, play the next note, DX1, with the right hand. Continue playing the notes in this order until you reach the end of the song.

Here are some tips for playing the song correctly:

  • Make sure that you are using the correct mallets. The mallets should be made of rubber or plastic, and they should be the same size.
  • Keep your wrists relaxed. This will help you to play the notes smoothly.
  • Practice the song slowly at first. Once you can play it slowly, gradually increase the tempo.


Learning to play the marimba can be a fun and rewarding experience. With the help of Kelvin Chikumbirike, you can learn to play the song “In the Jungle” in no time. So what are you waiting for? Start practicing today!

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