Both of these options are ideal for beginners, as they are a simple and professional way to learn about the exciting realm of scales and octaves and easily put them into practice.
So, what’s the difference between the two? They are essentially the same design, but as an instrument, an xylophone has wooden bars while the glockenspiel (sometimes called a metallophone) has metal ones. This means the two play the same technique wise, but make different sounds and tones.
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While both of these options are both professional instruments and are widely used in Australian orchestras, they are primarily used as a teaching tool for aspiring hobbyists because of their delightful sound and ease of use.
They are extremely ideal for learning about the sounds and structures of notes, and helping to develop motor skills. Because they are a percussive instrument, children love to strike them to extract the tones hidden in the bars. Best of all, they allow you the chance to learn how to control the strength of their hits and also develop a sense of rhythm which can be transferred to other percussion instruments.
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Available across Australia, we have a wide range of chimes for people of all skill levels and plenty of entry-level children's musical instruments as well including these popular designs, suitable for children of all ages. Check out our range today.