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By on Thursday 24 September 2015

Class 3H – Xylophones

The Xylophone is a member of the percussion family. The percussion family includes the timpani, snare drum, bass drum, xylophone, glockenspiel, chimes, gong, cymbals, and many smaller percussion instruments. Unlike most percussion instruments, it produces a pitch when struck. The earliest xylophone originated in 2000BC, documented by temple carvings of musicians playing suspended wooden bars. Xylophones were seen in Asia by the 9th century, and later in Africa.

Class 3E – Glockenspiels

The Glockenspiel is a member of the percussion family. The percussion family includes the timpani, snare drum, bass drum, xylophone, glockenspiel, chimes, gong, cymbals, and many smaller percussion instruments. Glockenspiel is a German word which means “to play the bells”. The glockenspiel is similar to the xylophone, though its bars are made of steel and it plays notes that are much higher.

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