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X is for Xylophone

The xylophone from the Greek words meaning "wooden sound”. It is a musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of wooden bars struck by mallets. Each bar is an idiophone tuned to a pitch of a musical scale, whether pentatonic or heptatonic in the case of many African and Asian instruments, diatonic in many western children's instruments, or chromatic for orchestral use.


Here are three links to get you started to discover the variety of sound that this instrument can produce


The Golden Age of the Xylophone

Maria Lelikhova (xylophone)


Flight of the Bumble Bee xylophone


Awesome Xylophone Quartet!


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