How to Play Quieter on the Xylophone?

How to Play Quieter on the Xylophone?

The xylophone is a fun instrument to play as its sound can carry over a full ensemble of musicians. However, there are times where you may want or need to play softer. For those times, it’s essential to know how to play your xylophone more quietly so that you can showcase the mood of the…

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Xylophone History and its Place in the Orchestra

Xylophone History and its Place in the Orchestra

A question often asked is whether the xylophone features in the orchestra. This article answers that question, explains who plays it and how long it has been included. Is the Xylophone in the orchestra? – The xylophone has formed part of the percussion section of the orchestra since 1874, with the first composition specifically for…

The 3 Best Microphones for Xylophone

The 3 Best Microphones for Xylophone

This article will provide a selection of just three microphones ideal for recording xylophone. What are the best microphones for Xylophone? – There are 3 microphones to consider depending on the situation. Two options come from Shure, and another from Behringer, using either solo or matched pair configurations and dynamic or condenser microphones. 3 Best…

How the Xylophone got its Name: A Fascinating History

How the Xylophone got its Name: A Fascinating History

The xylophone is an incredibly well-known instrument that has found modern fame through its professional use in orchestras and its rudimentary use in grade school classrooms. The xylophone utilizes wooden bars, as opposed to the metal bars of its cousin, the glockenspiel, and a set of mallets to create its signature sound. Xylophone origin? –…