Extra Resources for you!
We are here to help you on your learning adventure so we have created more song patterns for you to try!
Many of our song patterns have harmony pieces, too. If you have two instruments or are leading a school, choir, homeschool or community group, please contact us for more information.
We want to hear from you! Email us and we will send you the file for our lastest Song Pattern. There is a harmony part available too!
Oh, Susanna is one of the most popular American songs ever written. We have created a harmony piece for this song, so if you have two instruments, let us know and we will send it to you!
The audio track for the children's classic, London Bridge, plays both the single melody and the duet.
listen: Twinkle Twinkle little Star, May Song and the Harmony part:
Part of the fun of music is playing together with other people. In your Xylophone Music Book, you will find three songs that can be played either as duets or as a trio. Listen for the notes running down the scale in the middle of the recording. All three xylophones are playing together perfectly in tune!
Listen: Johann S. Bach Minuet:
The Bach Minuet is the most challenging piece in your Xylophone Music Book. Listening to a song before you play it can help you learn it more quickly. In this recording, two violins are playing in the background.
Audio Tracks from Some of our Past
Keeping the Beat! Here is a link for a free online Metronome
A steady rhythm is the heart beat of music. New musicians can develop this skill by playing along with a metronome. There are many online metronomes available. Here is the link to one of our favorites: www.metronomeonline.com
Holding your Glockenspiel Xylophone and Mallet
Traditional Glockenspiel xylophone
This instrument can be placed on a table or on the floor in front of you if you are sitting on the ground, and it is played like an orchestra glockenspiel. Hold the mallet near the end with your thumb and first finger putting your thumb on top. Your hand and wrist should be loose so the round ball of the mallet bounces when it hits the metal key. Then the note will ring!
Curved Glockenspiel Xylophone
This instrument can be held in your left hand to the side or straight in front of you like a marching band glockenspiel. You can rest it on your leg if that is more comfortable. The letters are printed on the left so you can see them clearly. Hold your mallet near the end with your thumb and first two fingers. If you are playing the instrument off to the side, your first finger will be on top of the mallet. Your hand and wrist should be loose so the mallet bounces when it hits the metal key. Then the note will ring!
Storing Your Glockenspiel Xylophone and Mallets
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