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Outdoor Xylophone: Imbarimba Xylophone
The Imbarimba is a bright, stimulating and colourful
teaching and music resource and would be a great addition as school playground
equipment. This outdoor musical instrument is a clever blend of two African
instruments; the Marimba and Kalimba, it has a distinct sound, is easy to play and
perfect for improvising and musical exploration.
Listen to the Imbarimba:
The Imbarimba Xylophone outdoor musical instrument has a unique musical design combining elements of two classic African instruments: the Marimba (a resonated xylophone) and the Kalimba (thumb piano).
The bars on the Imbarimba Xylophone outdoor musical instrument are arranged in the layout of the Kalimba with long bars in the middle and short bars on the ends, allowing both hands equal access to the upper and lower notes. The instrument is pentatonic, this makes playing effortless. The notes of the Pentatonic scale all harmonise with one another, so there are no discordant notes - ideal for a musical playtime!
Part of the key to the Imbarimba Xylophone's rich sound is its resonators. These tubes are situated directly below each bar and the length varies according to the frequency that the bar produces. Vibrations from the bars resonate as they pass through the tubes, which amplify the tone in a manner very similar to the way in which the body of a guitar or cello would.
This playground equipment can be wall mounted or set on a sturdy stand. The notes are entirely weatherproof and able to withstand the wear and tear of children at play. The Imbarimba Outdoor Xylophone is pitched one octave above the Amadinda - together they make the perfect musical partnership.
The Imbarimba Outdoor Xylophone has been inspected by The Play Inspection Company (http://www.playinspections.co.uk/) who have confirmed its compliance with EN1176.
The Imbarimba Outdoor Xylophone is also supplied with two pairs of durable beaters, made to withstand the outdoor elements, that are attached to the instrument with coated steel cables. The timber frames and bases are made from pressure treated European Redwood, and are guaranteed for 10 years.
The Imbarimba Outdoor Xylophone is a great piece of Outdoor Musical Equipment which can be used for music therapy and in school playgrounds or any outdoor setting.