Katamiya Discussions Part 3

This is my final day to work on Katamiya for at least 2 weeks. I have packed my marimba and will load up the mini-van tomorrow to head to Appleton, Wisconsin for the Zeltsman Marimba Festival.

This week I have 2 new videos. The first I discuss a bit about the other videos and interaction happening with Katamiya so far. I cannot believe that there are 14 videos uploaded as part of this interactive contest. Congratulations everyone and keep it up!

The second video is a clip of my playing measures 2-9. These measures are still pretty rough but I am trying to establish the groove first and clean up the accents next. I also had a personal goal that I was going to put up a video before I left for the festival – no matter where I was in the piece. I have been quite busy working on my 4 other pieces this week.

Stay tuned to this blog for the next two weeks as I will be keeping the blog up to date with information on the marimba festival and the 24 new marimba pieces that will be premiered at this event. I simply cannot wait!

1 Response to “Katamiya Discussions Part 3”


  • I totally wanted to make it up to Appleton this week for the ZMF, but I don’t think I’ll be able to swing it. I wanted to see if you were going to use a Musser-Stevens or Burton Grip. I just love to see the nside mallets cantilevered between the flesh of the palm at the base of the thumb and the tip of the index finger — with the middle finger becomes the fulcrum for widening intervals. Ah well… Perhaps I can see it in the video. Rock on dude!

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