Giant Outdoor Xylophone – Natural
Draw attention with our natural giant outdoor xylophone. This is sure to be a real statement piece in your outdoor classroom. A true ‘investment piece’ and designed to stay outdoors all year round. The xylophones are available in 8 or 11 key options. Buy as a single piece or with 1 or 2 benches.
Let’s make Music!
Allow children to enjoy exploring musical notes. The giant outdoor xylophone will entice children to make music in their leisure time as well as in supervised lessons. 8 beaters are included and group participation will instil confidence in more hesitant children. Children will learn how to work together, listening to each other play and taking turns.
Hand-made in the Highlands of Scotland from local, sustainable timber, such as Larch and Douglas Fir. These timbers have a nice resonance as well as being fully durable.
A musical instrument that is built to last..
Each instrument is built to last and to withstand the unpredictable British weather. There’s no need to treat the wood unless you wish to for aesthetic reasons. The instrument can be treated with a varnish or stain without the sound being affected.
The xylophones are tuned to your specification. The most popular 2 tunings are pentatonic and diatonic. The Pentatonic scale consists of 5 notes (and multiples thereof) while the diatonic is the typical western ‘do-ray-me-far-so-la-te-do’ scale. Pentatonic scales are good for improvisation and for rhythmical playing whereas the diatonic is most useful for playing certain songs.
Unless otherwise stated, our giant xylophone is supplied in the pentatonic scale.
The xylophone keys are tuned at an average moisture content. Seasonal fluctuations in tuning are likely to occur in times of highly wet or dry conditions. The majority of the time, the xylophone will stay in tune with itself. As the xylophone gets older, the more stable the wood becomes in relation to its environment and so the more stable the tuning will be.
Requires self assembly, but full instructions are included. Please allow 2 people approximately 1 hour to assemble.
8 Key: H35 x L130 x W50-85cm – 8 Beaters included
11 Key: H35 x L160 x W50-100cm- 8 Beaters included
Please note this is a specialist item made to order. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.