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Freenotes points of interest page includes The Rhyme & the Reason
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Health benefit of music and Freenotes for Older Adults
Some words you’ll find music folk use all the time – learn what they mean and sound really intelligent!
Playground Equipment: Flying Amadinda
Listen to the Flying Amadinda:
| The Outdoor Flying Amadinda has a full and rich sound which is low in pitch and very pleasing to the ear. Tuned to C major in the pentatonic scale, the bars are made of weather-resistant Ipe from sustainable sources. The Outdoor Flying Amadinda's thirteen 20mm by 90mm bars are suspended between a sturdy frame using coated steel cable and has an overall length of 1.8m.
Ipe is an attractive wood species from both an aesthetic and musical point of view. Ipe provides a full, rich, textured sound. It is popular for decking and outdoor furniture because of its durability, weather resistance, and insects don’t care much for it. Ipe is naturally fire resistant (it has the same rating as concrete and steel). Ipe is typically reddish brown, however, left to nature the UV sun rays and traditional weathering will change the ipe to a nice consistent light grey. Finishes applied on an annual basis can be used to hold Ipe's original colour.
The Outdoor Flying Amadinda is essentially a xylophone. The xylophone (from the Greek words ξύλο [wood] and φωνή [voice], meaning 'wooden sound') is a member of the percussion family which historians believe to have originated in Indonesia. It is likely that the xylophone reached Europe during the Crusades and the earliest historical reference in Europe is in 16th Century Germany in organist Arnold Schlick's Spiegel der Orgelmacher und Organisten.
Like other Freenotes products, the Outdoor Flying Amadinda has been inspected by The Play Inspection Company who have confirmed its compliance with EN1176. All Flying Amadinda xylophones are supplied with full installation and maintenance instructions. the Outdoor Flying Amadinda is perfect as Playground Equipment or Outdoor Musical Equipment for children.