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Rio World Cup & The Musical Instruments Of Brazil

Love them or hate them, the World Cup in South Africa was echoed by the sound of the vuvuzelas. So what’s the sound in Rio? Well, apparently it’s the ‘Caxirola’ - a rattle type instrument based on the Caxixi, one of the many traditional instruments used in Brazilian music.Over the last several hundred years, [...]

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Why Outdoor Musical Instruments Are Not Just For Kids!

We’ve had some wonderful comments and photos of the outdoor instruments installed on Boscombe pier musical trail. Interestingly it seems the adults are enjoying them just as much as the children, always taking a casual glance around them first to see if anyone is watching before they start playing. I wonder why? Whoever said adults [...]

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Head Teachers Introduced to Outdoor Musical Instruments

Head teachers gave up a whole weekend of their precious leisure time to meet in Birmingham last weekend: why?The NAHT Annual Conference is an opportunity for the UK’s leading educationalists to meet together and discuss and debate the current educational issues of real importance. It also provided the delegates with opportunities to network with each [...]

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A Musical Intro to Outdoor Plosive Aerophones | Tembos

Sounds interesting and interesting sounds! Let's introduce you to our most intriguing product - Tembos.Tembos belong to a group of instruments described as ‘plosive aerophones’. This term includes ‘slap tubes’ and ‘stamping tubes’ and despite some popularisation of the concept by the Blue Man Group, you won’t be alone when you ask ‘what exactly [...]

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Outdoor Musical Trail for Boscombe Pier

The resort of Boscombe lies just to the east of Bournemouth on the beautiful Dorset coast and will soon be home to the UK’s first multi-purpose Coastal Activity Park. Launching on 12th and 13th April the Park will offer a range of new leisure opportunities both on land and at sea for residents and visitors [...]

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Using Outdoor Musical Instruments On World Book Day

Are you going to celebrate World Book Day with your children on 6th March? It’s a worldwide celebration of children’s books and reading and marked in over 100 countries around the globe.Books are such a fun springboard in to all sorts of activities, crafts, play and of course…..music! And now it’s finally stopped raining, [...]

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Outdoor Musical Playgrounds - More Than Just Play

Outdoor Musical Instruments in the playground provide a non-threatening and fun outlet for creative and emotional expression and through the medium of music many essential life skills can be learned. Music can have a profound effect on anyone, but the benefits of exposing a child with special needs to music can be huge.Socially, music is [...]

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Small & Perfectly Formed Play Area Outdoor Xylophones

Cadenzas are scaled down outdoor musical instruments perfect for one player and comfortable enough for two. As with all our instruments, the Cadenza is strong, weather-proof and durable. The Cadenza is available in three different styles.First we have the 'Woden'. The notes of the Woden are made from a hardwood called Ipe. The [...]

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Taking The Music Lesson Outdoors This Term

Outdoor musical instruments make wonderful playground equipment for schools and nurseries as well as outdoor learning and music resources. At an early age children are learning to enjoy and appreciate music and therefore don't need a formal learning environment. Children often feel less inhibited outdoors and musical playground equipment will help you introduce [...]

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Outdoor Conga Drums For Playgrounds & Parks

We’ve taken the traditional conga drum and added our own twist to bring drumming and music-making to the great outdoors. The Congas are a pair of single headed outdoor drums mounted onto a stainless steel post to be installed directly into the ground. Made of heavy-duty PVC these strong and durable drums are painted in a [...]

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