Our metallophones allow people to make some fantastic music without any lessons or training. They’ll love just playing around to discover the different kinds of sounds each instrument can make. They’ll soon discover how hard or soft to play, they’ll explore beat (pulse), rhythms, and experiment with creating their own melodies.
A metallophone is a term given to a family of percussion instruments consisting of a series of metal bars that make tones when struck. Typically, the metallophones resemble the wooden-bar xylophone, but the metallophones have metal bars. Basically, metallophones are played the same way as xylophones, by striking the metal bars with a beater or mallet. This family of instruments includes glockenspiels, bell
Carl Orff used metallophones in his approach of teaching children about music. The Orff Method is a way of teaching children about music using percussion instruments (including xylophones, metallophones). Engaging their body and mind through a mixture of singing, dancing, acting and playing music all the while the lessons are presented with the emphasis on "play" thereby helping the children learn at their own level of understanding.
Percussion Play outdoor musical instruments are perfect for this method of teaching and playing music. Added to the freedom often felt by being in the great outdoors, these instrument will encourage musical creativity and confidence.
Percussion Play is a Limited company registered in England and Wales. Company Registration No. 07639169. Registered Office: Harwood House, 43 Harwood Road, London, SW6 4QP. Trading Address: Percussion Play Limited, The Courtyard, Heath Road,Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4DX.