SCALE TYPES

C-Major Diatonic Scale

img152-1973-web-LG
1973-UpperRightRearView-LG

Bass Marimba (1973)

8 Notes | 1 Octave | C2 to C3

Client: Composer, David Ahlstrom

How it all started

Instrument Description Sheet 

CCBANTA - Common Box - ORFF Exploration (1985)
press to zoom
CCBANTA - Common Box - Bass Unit (1985)
press to zoom
CCBANTA - Common Box - Tenor Unit (1985)
press to zoom
CCBANTA - Common Box - Alto Unit (1985)
press to zoom
CCBANTA - Common Box - Soprano Unit (1985)
press to zoom
1/1

Orff Set Exploration (1985)

Bass: 8 notes | 1 Octave | C2 to C3

Tenor: 15 notes | 2 Octave | C3 to C5

Alto: 15 notes | 2 Octave | C4 to C6 

Soprano: 15 notes | 2 Octave | C5 to C7

Client: David Ahlstrom

CCBANTA - 1 Octave Tenor Marimba (1997)
CCBANTA - 1 Octave Tenor Marimba (1997)
CCBANTA - 1 Octave Tenor Marimba with Removable Bars (1997)

Children's Tenor Marimba (1997)

Model: C38D [1st Build, Qty 2]

8 Notes | 1 Octave |C3 to C4

Clients: Debra D., Neil S.

Instrument Description Sheet

CCBANTA - 1 Octave Tenor Marimba (Version 2)  Bars held in place with stand-offs and cord suspension
CCBANTA - 1 Octave Tenor Marimba (Version 2)   with child performer (2003)
CCBANTA - 1 Octave Tenor Marimba used as a supporting upper-octave instrument with a bass marimba.

Children's Tenor Marimba (2003)

Model: C38D [2nd Build, Qty 2]

8 Notes | 1 Octave |C3 to C4

Clients: Robert S., Stuart J.

CCBANTA - 1 Octave Bass Marimba for children (2005)
CCBANTA - 1 Octave Bass Marimba for children (2005)

Children's Bass Marimba (2005)

Model: C28D | 8 Notes | 1 Octave |C2 to C3

Client: Robert S.

Instrument Description Sheet

CCBANTA - 1 Octave Tenor Marimba (Version 3)   (2008)
CCBANTA - 1 Octave Tenor Marimba (2008)
CCBANTA - 1 Octave Tenor Marimba with mallets  (2008)
CCBANTA - 1 Octave Tenor Marimba (2008)
CCBANTA - 1 Octave Tenor Marimba with pre-school children

Children's Tenor Marimba (2008)

Model: C38D [3rd Build] Qty 3

8 Notes | 1 Octave | C3 to C4

Client: Horizon Hills Parenting Program

Instrument Description Sheet

CCBANTA - 2 octave marimba with resonators

Tenor Marimba (2009)

 Model: C315D |15 Notes | 2 Octave |C3 to C5

Client: Joe L.

Chris Banta - "Mr Slapamba" (Tuned open tubes struck with paddles to cause resonance) (2013)
Children dancing around and playing Mr. Slapamba.
Mr. Slapamba under construction.
Mr. Slapamba under construction.
Mr. Slapamba under construction.
Mr. Slapamba under construction.
Mr. Slapamba flex irrigation tubing.
P1100300-72
Mr. Slapamba under construction.
Mr. Slapamba set up for testing and final tuning
Mr. Slapamba's funny face feature.
Mr. Slapamba padded paddles

"Mr. Slapamba" Children's Playground Instrument (2013)

Model: C115D | 15 Notes | 2 Octave |C1 to C3

Client: Horizon Hills Parenting Program

MrSlapamba-Scale
00:00 / 00:17

Instrument Description Sheet

CCBANTA-F213D-Improv
00:00 / 00:29

Folding Marimba (2016)

 Model: F213D | 13 Notes | 1-1/2 Octaves |F2 to D3

Client: Chris Wahl

P1000779-72dpi
P1020450-72dpi
C38D-TenorMarimba-withChildren-web
ex-lg-C38D-childs-marimba
WebReady-72dpi-IMG_6716

Tenor Marimba [5th Build] (2017)

 Model: C38D | 8 Notes | 1 Octave |C3 to C4

Client: Horizon Hills Parenting Program

WebReady-72dpi-DSCN4782
2-OctaveMarimba-HeightStand-72dpi
2-OctaveMarimba-HeightStand-with-Marimba
BrotherTedPlaying-2OctaveMarimba-72dpi

Children's Tenor Marimba [1st Build] (2018??)

Model: C315D | 15 Notes | 2 Octave |C3 to C5

Client: Ted F.

CCBANTA-C315D-TenorMarimba--Scale
00:00 / 00:12
CCBANTA-C315D-TenorMarimba-Improv
00:00 / 00:28

Instrument Description Sheet

Users Guide

Model-C28D-BassMarimba[2018]
BassMarimba-ChildPlayerStandingOn Ground
BassMarimba-ChildPlayerStandingOnPlatfor

Children's Bass Marimba [1st Build] (2018)

Model: C28D | 8 Notes | 1 Octave |C2 to C3

Clent: Ted F.

CCBANTA [2018] C28D BM - Scale
00:00 / 00:08
CCBANTA [2018] C28D BM-Improv1
00:00 / 00:27
CCBANTA [2018] C28D BM-Improv2
00:00 / 00:13

Instrument Description Sheet

Users Guide

DSCN6970-72dpi
DSCN7033-72dpi
IMG_6677-72dpi
IMG_6681-72dpi
IMG_6873-72dpi

Children's Tenor Marimba [2nd Build] (2018)

Model: C315D | 15 Notes | 2 Octave |C3 to C5

Clients: Ellie F. and Jackie S.

Model-C38D-TenorMarimba-Build4[2015].jpg

Children's Tenor Marimba [6th Build] (2019)

 Model: C38D | 8 Notes | 1 Octave |C3 to C4

Client: Mike W.