The glockenspiel is a small percussion instrument that looks like a xylophone without legs. Similar to a piano except that you have to hit the notes with a mallet, the glockenspiel produces a pleasant ‘chime’ sound. The tone of this instrument is beautiful, and it is also very fun and easy to play!
Glockenspiels are sold in nearly every music store and are usually very affordable. They vary in shape, sizes, and materials; they also vary in colors, from rainbow to basic white. Most of the keys are made of metal, although they are sometimes made from plastic. You’ll note that the keys are arranged in a horizontal order. For beginners to keyboard instruments, you may find it easier to buy a glockenspiel without the keys on top, while those who are already expert piano players will likely be just fine using the instruments with both top and bottom keys.
- 1989-04-7/2001-04-7 12th at Model Public School
Notes from School 1