Marimba instrument construction from Kayu malam wood (Diospyros maingayi)

Sinin, bin Hamdan and Hasnizam, bin Abdul Wahid and Iran Amri, Musoddiq and Nyawai, Yohanes (2018) Marimba instrument construction from Kayu malam wood (Diospyros maingayi). BioResources, 13 (1). pp. 43-52. ISSN 1930-2126

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Abstract

This work investigated the possibility of using a local wood Kayu malam (Diospyros maingayi) to construct a marimba, a musical instrument. The marimba was constructed as similar as possible to the commercial rosewood marimba. The sound and established frequencies were compared with a commercial rosewood marimba. The findings showed that although the peak value of the spectrum from the prototype marimba differs from pitch to pitch, it is useful to note that the prototype marimba was tuned according to piano standard. The commercial marimba only has peaks at the lower end of the spectrum whereas the prototype marimba contained peaks up until the higher end of its spectrum. The marimba made of Kayu malam (D. maingayi) produced the same pitch as the marimba made of rosewood.

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Frequency and pitch, Kayu malam (Diospyros maingayi), Marimba, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, , research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Design & Innovation (InDI)
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2018 04:30
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 06:51
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/19915

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