A xylophone is a great way for many children to learn music.
For this reason, we have not only created a suitable checklist for you to support you in your search for the perfect xylophone for your child, but also offer you product recommendations.
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Checklist For Xylophones For Kids
- Your child can use xylophones specially selected for this age group from as early as 2 years old.
- Making music together with the whole family can strengthen the cohesion. In addition, you will spend more time with your child and strengthen your bond.
- Your child can gain his or her first musical experiences and also develop motor skills.
- Design: It makes sense to choose a xylophone in which the bars are marked with different colors. The tones can thus be assigned to specific colors, making it easier to get started with the instrument. In addition, the colorful design also looks visually much more appealing and can increase the child’s motivation.
- Scope of delivery: Sometimes the scope of delivery of the xylophone already includes books for learning the instrument. Here can be found partly also first songs and melodies, which allow the child to start with the instrument. However, it can also happen that no song or accompaniment book is included in the scope. In this case, it makes sense to buy the appropriate book from the manufacturer of the xylophone.
- Expansion: In order for your child to eventually develop musically, a second mallet can also be purchased. In this way, your child will gradually learn to further develop his or her skills. If a mallet is lost, you can also offer your child a replacement.
- Range: As a rule, this should initially cover an octave (8 notes)
- Sound quality: Children’s models often differ in terms of sound from instruments made by real manufacturers. However, a children’s model is certainly sufficient for your child to start with and practice .
- Bars: For children’s instruments, bars made of soft wood are predominantly used, as these sound softer and produce a good tone. Preferred woods are alder or poplar. In addition, however, mallets made of felt are also used, which can also differ in tone.
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Current Offers For Xylophone For Children
Here you will find a selection of offers that are currently available in the Xylophones for Children section.
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FAQ For Xylophone For Kids
What is a xylophone?
The xylophone is a musical instrument and is classified as a baton instrument. It consists of a sound box and various sticks. When you strike a special stick with a mallet, a certain tone sounds. Since the bars are of different lengths, the tone also changes.
Which xylophone is suitable for children?
For children and xylophone beginners, instruments tuned in one key are the instruments of choice (usually in C major and made of wood). For toddlers, particularly robust variants are suitable.
What songs can beginners play on the xylophone?
For children and beginners, simple classics such as All my ducklings “or” little little little boy ” are suitable. This way you can develop a first feeling for the sounds and movements. For toddlers, children and adults there are also separate songbooks with different methods and degrees of difficulty (e.g. according to notes or not according to notes).
Is it possible to play on the xylophone according to notes?
You can play on the xylophone according to notes. There are various songbooks available for purchase. However, there are other methods of playing that do not require learning notes.
Which introductory instrument is suitable for children?
The recorder is very popular with elementary school children as an entry-level instrument. For the very young, there are special xylophone variants.
Which instruments are similar to the xylophone?
Some instruments are mistakenly titled as xylophones, although they are actually based on other names. Glockenspiel or metallophone are not real xylophones, because their bars are made of metal. The word xylophone, on the other hand, comes from the Greek and means wood or sound, which is why its bars are usually made of wood.
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