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Xylophone made from wood horns and “kalbasse”

Photo was taken in Zambia next to the Zambezi River on our way to the helicopter that took us over the Victoria Falls. 2005

The term xylophone may be used generally, to include all such instruments, such as the marimba, balafon and even the semantron. However, in the orchestra, the term xylophone refers specifically to a chromatic instrument of somewhat higher pitch range and driertimbre than the marimba, and these two instruments should not be confused.


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10 responses to “Blogging from A-Z: Letter X”

  1. perdebytjie Avatar

    Dis ‘n besondere xilofoon en ‘n pragtige foto!


    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Dankie, dit was n besonderse instrument gemaak van natuurlike elemente. Geen yster of spykers. Riempies en hout pennetjies as vasmaak-goed.

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  2. tcausten Avatar

    I also had xylophone too as my post for today


    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      I’ll hop over and have a look. Thanks for visiting and following my blog!

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  3. Leya Avatar

    such a beautiful instrument – and view!


    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Thank you, it was high up in the hills in Zambia!

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  4. Christina B Avatar

    It’s a beautiful xylophone and setting!


    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Thank you, very special!

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  5. HesterLeyNel Avatar

    Briljant. Hoe is die klank of het jy dit nie getoets nie?


    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Dit is baie mooi en dowwer as mens dit so kan noem, entlik meer gedemp met die hout en die hol horings.

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