ADEYEYE, A.O and ADEWUNMI, Olumayowa Oluwayomi (2020) THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE BASS MARIMBA: A MEANS TOWARDS NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. In: 1st National Conference of the School of Communication and Information Technology (SCIT), 8th- 9th October 2020., The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State.

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The Marimba is an African traditional musical instrument of the idiophone family with graduated wooden slabs which are laid on a beam while being played with the aid of mallets. It is of different types which includes; soprano, tenor, baritone and bass marimbas among others. Existing researches have focused on less details about the technology of few out of the diverse designs of the Marimba. To this end, this research therefore examined the systematic process of constructing the Baritone Marimba as fabricated by the Institute of African Arts Technology, a musical instrument producing company in Ibadan. This research was hinged on the theory of continuity and change. And a manufacturing company was purposively sampled as the research field. Key informant interview was conducted and data on the construction details were collected through interviews, participant observation method and literatures among other ethnographic sources. Findings reveal that Musical instrument technology can aid national development as there are local musical instrument which when constructed could accrue international recognition and sales which translates to a better economy. Conclusively, the knowledge gained from this research which explores the step by step construction process of the Baritone marimba is therefore of paramount help to our nation at this time of serious economic recession as music technologist and interested individuals can make use of it.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics
Depositing User: Mr Taiwo Egbeyemi
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2022 09:48
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 09:48

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