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I have nothing to say about xylophones except that I remember wanting one as a child. To me, they were like pianos you could bash with a hammer. Which was probably why when I got one, it broke. It had keys (do you call them keys? let me look it up … oooh, I learned something new) bars made of rainbow-coloured pieces of metal that eventually sounded less melodic than if I’d had a series of tin cans lined up.

What did I learn? I learned a xylophone has wooden keys and the ones with metal keys are glockenspiels. So there you go: I’ve never owned a xylophone.

I feel like my whole childhood was a lie now. Thanks Wikipedia.

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

19 thoughts on “Xylophone

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  2. Haha! At least we don’t have to pull around our telephones as if on a leash 😉


  3. OMG!!!! 😱😱😱😱


  4. Ah, that makes sense! I only remember two terms from botany: xylum and phloem are bits of trees. So it makes sense that a xylophone has wooden keys.


  5. LOL!!!!I’m not the only one who bashed theirs!!!!


  6. The Xylophone is a different form of the
    piano. Such is a harp. The grandfather of them all was the Harpsichord. Fun post Linda.


  7. This was a fun post, Linda. Or daughter had a similar “instrument” and I think she liked it for the same reason.


  8. lol! too funny! I never knew that metal ones weren’t xylophones!


  9. I always think of the astronomer Patrick Moore. He was a whizz on it.


  10. Ha Ha! Poor you! Come to my nursery. I have a xylophone for the kids. You can play it here.. I can’t see you being more destructive than 40 3-4 year olds!!!

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