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Pentatonic Tembos

Outdoor Plosive Aerophone - Outdoor Musical Instruments

Made to Order:
Dispatched within 4-8 weeks.


Product Description

The design of our Tembos is based on a group of instruments called ‘plosive aerophones’

To play a plosive aerophone, you simply strike the end of a long tube (traditionally bamboo) to give the air inside a bit of a jolt, this jolt then creates a vibration  which makes a distinctive ‘boing’ sound as the air resonates within the tube.  The length of the tube determines the pitch (how high or low the note is) and by making a set and varying the length of the tubes, you’ve created an instrument with a musical scale. 

We’ve ditched the bamboo and made the Tembos from stainless steel which we tune to the C-major pentatonic scale.  A stylish support structure holds the six stainless steel pipes in a vertical orientation with the tallest standing over 3m in height, creating a truly visual and audibly stunning experience. 

Both intriguing and addictive, our interactive Tembos allow you to make surprisingly funky music simply by striking them with the durable neoprene paddles provided. Alternatively you could go traditional and use your flip-flops!

Why Tembo? Well, the shape of the instruments reminded us of Elephant Trunks and thus became the inspiration for the name Tembo which means ‘elephant’ in Swahili.

Product Videos

Percussion Play Tembos - Outdoor Musical Instruments / Aerophones (00:31)
Percussion Play introduces our interactive Tembos allow you to make surprisingly funky music simply by striking them with the integral neoprene lined paddles.
  • Percussion Play Tembos - Outdoor Musical Instruments / Aerophones
    Percussion Play introduces our interactive Tembos allow you to...

Other Details

Dimensions:
Country of Manufacture:
United Kingdom
Tuning:
Pentatonic
Pitch Range:
Pentatonic C3-C4
No of Players:
2
Suitable for:
All Ages
Wheelchair Accessibility:
Good

Warranty Information

See Warranty Information under "Other Downloads" for more Information.

Limited Two (2) Year Warranty
Limited Ten (10) Year Warranty
Limited Twenty Five (25) Year Warranty

Product Reviews

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  1. I Loved These 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Feb 2015

    So much fun! Standing on the pier at Boscombe trying to play the Flintstones - I nearly got it right! These tubes looks good, sound good and make you smile.



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Percussion Play is a Limited company registered in England and Wales. Company Registration No. 07639169.
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Trading Address: Percussion Play Limited, The Courtyard, Heath Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4DX.