An instrument common among the Russians, Poles, and Tartars, consisting of a series of strips of wood or glass graduated in length to the musical scale, resting on belts of straw, and struck with two small hammers. Called in Germany strohfiedel, or straw fiddle.
An instrument to determine the vibrative properties of different kinds of wood.
a percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets
a musical instrument consisting of wooden bars of various lengths that make different sounds when struck by a small mallet
a musical percussion instrument
a percussive instrument consisting of a long row of wooden bars
a set of wooden bars, mounted on a frame
A percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned wooden bars, arranged horizontally as on a piano keyboard, which are struck with hard or soft mallets.
Percussion idiophone consisting in its developed form of a series of graduated, tuned wooden slabs, laid parallel to one another and supported at two points that form vibrational nodes. Xylophones are played with two sticks or knobbed beaters;
Small toy musical instrument often given as gifts to children who show their appreciation by playing the stupid thing constantly, over and over, all day long! See also "DRUMS."
Not a marimba, glockenspiel, or celesta. The skeleton in the percussion closet.
The xylophone (from the Greek meaning 'wooden sound') is a musical instrument in the percussion family which probably originated in Indonesia (Nettl 1956, p.98). It consists of wooden bars of various lengths that are struck by a plastic, wooden, or rubber mallet. Each bar is tuned to a specific pitch of the scale.