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Tina Te

on 25 July 2012

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Transcript of Xylophones

Xylophones Background Xylophones originated in Africa and Indonesia. A man named Guzikow
modified the xylophone and made it popular in Europe. The African Xylophone is called a Balafon. The person who invented it is unknown. The Indonesian Xylophone. Who Invented Xylophones? How Long has it been in Existence? The earliest evidence of a xylophone is in the 9th century. Features Xylophones belong to the Percussion Family. It belongs to the Percussion family because it is
struck so it vibrates. Wooden Bars When struck it plays a note. Resonators It enhances and sustains the tone. Wheels To easily transport the Xylophone. Mallets Used to strike the Xylophone and other Percussion instruments. Sound How are vibrations produced on Xylophones? The vibrations are produced by striking the bar on a xylophone with a mallet. The length of the bar determines the sound that it would make. How are the vibrations amplified? Three words that desribe the sound of a Xylophone The harder you strike the Xylophone the louder the sound is. Variety High-pitched Simple How can you adjust the pitch of a xylophone? To adjust the pitch you change the size and thickness of a bar. A bar from a xylophone. Performance What styles of music do xylophones usually play? Xylophones usually play in orchestral and jazz music. Two famous Xylophone Players Teddy Brown George Hamilton Green and The Flight of the Bumblebee on Xylophone Three pieces that feature a xylophone Chromatic Fox-Trot Jovial Jasper Log Cabin Blues Personal Reaction I think the best thing about the xylophone
I dont have to worry about making sure that the note I'm trying to play is the right pitch I chose it because it wasn't commonly chosen The most challenging thing to me about learning the Xylophone is
keep the tempo correct Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylophone http://answers.yahoo.com/ http://www.answers.com/ http://www.google.com.au/search?q=xylophone&rls=com.microsoft:en-au:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7ACAW_en&redir_esc=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1345&bih=561 http://www.youtube.com/ A labelled picture of a Xylophone By: Tina Te
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