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Alto Diatonic Xylophone Chomatic Half - by Percussion Plus PP026



Alto Diatonic Xylophone Chomatic Half - by Percussion Plus PP026

Manufacturer: Percussion Plus



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This instrument has well tuned bars . It has a rich, sonorous sound and would form the middle element of an ensemble of pitched percussion. 

Alto xylophones work well with the other parts of the wooden chorus, ie the Soprano xylophone, Tenor xylophones.

This ensemble is well complemented by the choir of metallophones, Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass.

It is worth mentioning, that any ensemble needs only one bass for each choir, ideally one Bass Metallophone and one Bass Xylophone.

These sets of instruments will  form the central core of the Orff-based Classroom orchestra.

Naturally, all these instruments would, ideally, have chromatic halves such as this one!

*See article an Classroom ensembles

This instrument is manufactured in the UK from carefully selected timber. The note bars are of a synthetic material closely resembling rosewood in terms of sound.

The Alto Chromatic Half Xylophone is lightweight, sturdy and durable and is a very popular instrument within the Perfect Pitch range. All instruments within the Perfect Pitch range mean just that; that there are no short cuts to the sound of this xylophone as great care has been taken to ensure that the instrument has followed strict precision tuning control to A440 (pitch standard). This standard of tuning is applied to the educational ranges, not just the professional instruments, making Percussion Plus the first choice for schools or players requiring their instruments to be note perfect.
Great care and attention has been made in the production of this instrument to ensure that the quality of finish is perfect and with its four resonating chambers producing beautiful tones, and its synthetic durable notes, this xylophone will be hard to beat

PP026 is used with a PP026 Alto  Xylophone to make a fully chromatic instrument.

Please note - the bars don't include the F sharps or B flat. These come with the Diatonic half.

PP054 Stand on wheels is also available to suit this instrument .

An alternative  Xylophone is available from the Harmony range. 

·        Note range C41 – A61
·        Length 67cm, Width 37cm, Height 19cm
·        Weight 7.5kg
·        Beaters Supplied

· PP099 (long note pegs)

 PP098 (short note pegs)
·        PP070 (beaters)  

       MS1005 (note bars)
·        SPP301A (stakes)

   SPP304 (non slip round foot)
·        SPP302 (screw cap)