What is the Meaning & Definition of xylophone

The xylophone, also known as the xylophone, is a musical percussion instrument consisting of a series of slats that can be wood or metal, which dates back to the 18th century.
Each of slats or blades is tuned a tone or specific musical note of the chromatic scale. The order of the sheets is similar to that presented the keys of a piano.
Its primary function is that of percussion, meanwhile, the most widely used resource on the is called tremolo which consists of alternately tap with both sticks on a same sheet.
By his complex and precise technique, xylophone Yes or Yes will require on the part of the drummer a great technique that only natural virtuosity is often able to give.
Compared to the marimba, another percussion instrument that binds by the physical resemblance that saved, the xylophone, possesses a tone more alive this and notes are held less. When the xylophone in question has one record more under that of the marimba is called a xylorimba.
If xylophone is entrusted to fulfill the Orff method, you mount it is in a wooden box of rectangular shape.
We can find three types of xylophones, such as bass, alto, and soprano, a scale and a half each, mounted on sheets of wood, being the most recommended the rosewood.
Especially will be in the classical pieces in which the xylophone presents important presence and relevance, among the most popular we can mention: Danse Macabre and fossils from carnival of the animals by Camille Saint Saëns and number 6 of Gustav Mahler symphony.
Currently, xylophones feature percussion sheets short and the role played in the orchestras of today is the exercise of independent and important stamps in orchestral development terms.
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