Sonor’s Global Beat MS Soprano Metallophone is a fantastic choice for Orff players of any skill level. The GB MS is diatonic (not chromatic), C2 to A3, with F3 and Bb (16 bars). Each bar is tuned to the industry standard A440. Note names are printed on the middle of each bar, as well as inside the resonator chamber to make putting the bars in their correct place much easier. Easily store your mallets in the holes of the resonator chamber when not in use. The Sonor GB MS Diatonic Metallophone includes one pair of soft felt mallets (254830) and a chromatic bar storage bag which has a slot for mallet storage.
Dimensions: approx. 6-3/8" high x 28-1/2" long x 6-3/4" wide at widest point (3-1/2" wide at narrowest point).
With bars on: width 8-7/8" at widest point (4-7/8" at narrowest point).
I am a elementary music teacher and I would like to get some Orff instruments for my classroom. Is the sound of the Sonor Global Beat instruments comparable to the more expensive Meisterklasse? Also, if I can't buy a set, what should I buy?
Best Answer:I can't compare the Sonor instruments to the Meisterklasse brand and I have never used the Meisterklasse. I like the Sonor because of the price and they are fairly indestructible. I think the sound is sufficient for elementary students. I just bought more xylophones for another school and bought the Sonor brand again.
Best Answer:We prefer the xylophones and so do the students. The crisp sound of the xylophone makes the music sound very nice in the classroom whereas the metallophone keeps ringing and the melody gets blurred. We have both but are very heavy on the xylophone side.