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Sonor Global Beat GA GB Orff Alto Glockenspiel

Brand: Sonor


Item: #203823
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New from Sonor - Global Beat alto glockenspiel; diatonic, C2 to A3, with F# and Bb (16 bars). Each steel bar is tuned to A-440, the industry standard. The note name is stamped on the middle of each bar, and also inside the resonator chamber to make it even easier to put the bars in the correct places.

Includes 1 pair of wood mallets.


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I chose this for the price as I needed another mallet instrument and didn't have the funds to buy another xylophone. We have one other Sonor Global Beat Glockenspiel and it is student friendly.
Nancy T on May 30, 2013
I needed a good quality glockenspiel at a nominal price.
Cheryl D on Jan 12, 2012
durable, excellent price
K A on Dec 7, 2012
a combination of craftsmanship and affordability.
Tania C on Dec 5, 2011
Are the bars easily removable for pentatonic use??
A shopper on Jan 13, 2012
Best Answer: The bars on the Sonor Global Beat Alto Diatonic Glockenspiels are fairly easy to remove. We have taught 2nd through 4th grade students to remove them as we use them in class. They are a little stiff and you have to wiggle the bar to get it up through the pin. Most of the students 2nd through 4th grade can lift them off without bending the pin. (We did practice this skill a few times.)
We set up for Mallet Madness every Wednesday and because different grades are playing different scales and we change them per grade level quite a bit.
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I want to play a guessing game with the kids where the note is played and they guess the name of the note. It is possible to take the bars off, turn them over so that you can't see the name of the note, and play that side?
Jacoline M on Feb 1, 2012
Best Answer: If you flip the bars over, they will sound the same pitch, but might not have the same quality of sound. This is because the tuning of the bar is done on the bottom side, and to tune the bar, metal is removed from it, which may affect the sound quality when the bar is played on the "wrong" side.
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