Marimba Music
in Education
Cool Tunes for Kids
from Marimba Mojo Publications

Fun, innovative arrangements of new and old songs
by Doug Edwards
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Welcome to the site! Looking for new and innovative printed music for your marimba bands and Orff ensembles?  You've found the right place.  Here you will find over 100 popular songs arranged by Doug Edwards for marimba and Orff bands.  Print your first 3 songs for  FREE just for visiting the site.  In education, the typical Orff resources contain mostly folk or traditional melodies.  Few modern marimba resources were available until now.  Orff just got a lot funner! Watch the excitement of your students when they hear songs like  "Crazy Frog"(aka  "Axel F" - see video on teachertube) , "Macarena," "Get Ready For This" (video on teachertube) and the internationally popular "Chicken Dance" song.

Here's what others are saying about the arrangements:

"Hello Doug, I bought three books from you some time ago....Marimba Madness, Holiday Marimba, and Get Ready For This-- and my kids loved playing the modern song arrangements. New music is hard to find for Middle Schooler's taste. Thanks." 
--Judy Garr --Chorus and Orff, Virginia

"I purchased all three of your books and just wanted to say my kids love the songs...Thanks again for all the wonderful music."
-- David Barnette, Texas.

"The Advice section at the start of your books is great.  The bit about not down-playing fun paricularly struck a chord as I am in the middle of my sememster reporting and needless to say there is no box to tick for how much fun they're having!!! It's certainly top of my priority list though. 
Noho Ora mai (Maori for Go Well)"
-- Alison Caldwell, New Zealand

"I picked up your "Holiday Marimba" music this summer...We performed two of your arrangements, "My Favorite Things" and "The Russian Dance" last night.  They were a hit! The kids looked forward to playing the pieces each week during music and  the audience loved what they heard.  Thank you!" --Tina, Washington state

Do you need some swingin' or rockin' holiday arrangements too? Doug has cleverly arranged some old Christmas favorites with a new beat. Check out these holiday arrangements sure to be favorites of your students and audiences:      
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Viva Marimba, Doug's newest publication with Lorenz Corporation, will be available soon (Now available!).  It contains lively Latin pieces arranged for marimba and Orff ensemble.

Two more new publications to come out in 2014:
Marimba Pop and I Like To Move It!

Viva Marimba session at All State 2014 has been cancelled.  Look for it again at the next conference.

Other Orff and marimba ensemble arrangements by Doug are found in
Activate Music Magazine such as Beethoven's Funky Fifth, William Tell, Go Down the Wishin Road, Hey Ya Nah, plus many others. Visit the Activate facebook page for up-to-date info., teaching tips, and video.

Go to
youtube for teaching and performance videos of many of Doug's songs.

Going Fast - Due to copyright  permission contracts only a limited number of these books can be sold.  Get them now while supplies last.  Click on the publication titles above or below to see a complete list of songs featured in each publication and to hear samples.  Purchase all three titles to receive FREE SHIPPING. (International orders not included)

Get Ready For This - a collection of 19 popular and original songs for Orff and marimba ensemble arranged by Doug Edwards. (full performance CD included!) Click Here to view and print the ever popular "Chicken Dance Song" for free. Click Here to listen to it.  

Marimba Madness - 19 more popular and original songs for Orff and marimba bands arranged by Doug Edwards. (full performance CD included) Click Here to view and print the title track from this collection.   Click Here to listen to it.  These books have been selling well at conferences around the Northwest where Doug Edwards resides and teaches elementary music and directs his school's marimba band "Mojo Marimba."

Other new publications by Doug Edwards coming soon:

Viva Marimba! - Lively music from Latin America.  Traditional and modern arranements of folk songs from Mexico, South and Central  America, and Puerto Rico.  Now available from Lorenz Corporation and other fine music stores.

Marimba Pop - Hit songs of today by Jason Mraz, Rihanna, The Script, Hot Chelle Rae, Maroon 5, Coldplay, and others. (Available 2013 TBA)

I Like To Move It! - TV themes and hit songs of the past including:The Office, Chuck, Send Me On My Way, Sirius, Billie Jean, Play That Funky Music, and others. (Available  2013 TBA)

Christmas Pop -  Fun arrangements of popular Christmas songs such as Sleigh Ride,  Winter Wonderland, Let It Snow,  Feliz Navidad, Here Comes Santa Claus, Rudolph, and others. (Available winter 2014)

To Bach and Beyond - Unique arrangements of classic works by Mozart, Rossini, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Bach, and many others. Available from Lorenz Corporation and other fine music stores. Audio and video downloads for the book are available on the Lorenz site.

Merry Marimba Christma
s - More holiday favorites, available from  Lorenz Corporation and other fine music stores. Audio and video downloads for the book are available on the Lorenz site.

Below are some  pictures of our first "make your own marimba" project.  Tom Bourne was a tremendous help to us with tuning the bars.  He has many more pictures of the project on his web site too:
Bourne Marimbas We made 27 of these little babies!  We were very tired but also very pleased with ourselves.  The kids got to take them home to keep and use as a practice marimba.  Check out the last picture of the new marimbas we made last year for Mojo Marimba Band kids - we made 56 of these practice marimbas!

See performance and teaching videos of many of the songs on
Music K-8
What Child Is This?
We Three Kings
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Ukranian Bell Carol

Jamaican Jingle Bells

Russian Dance


My Favorite Things
These, plus 5 other songs, are included in the publication Holiday Marimba   - a collection of 13 holiday favorites for Orff and marimba ensemble arranged by Doug Edwards. Click Here to print your first arrangement for FREE.    All of the arrangements are great for the music classroom and performance. Doug has written the arrangements to be user friendly for teachers and students.  These books also come with a full performance CD!
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We made a "few" more marimbas last year for the new Mojo Marimba Band kids.  New design worked out very well.
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