The Basic Beat 12-Note Glockenspiel is fully compact inside its own hardshell case. A convenient magnetic staff board is on the inner case and aids in teaching musical notation, this is a great tool for students beginning to read musical staff notation. ~Tereasa
12-note colored bell sets includes a hard-shell case with a magnetic staff board on the inside cover. Great way to teach notation. Included 12 magnets, extra F# and Bb bars and two pair of mallets. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts — Not for children under 3 yrs.
Please note: The musical instruments on our website and in our catalog are not toys. They are intended for use with adult supervision and are not for children under 3 years of age, unless otherwise indicated.
Exactly what I have been looking for quite a while.
Have been looking for something this good, at this price, for quite a while. The tone is fine, shipment was quick, and it turns out (surprisingly) that I even like the bright colored bars . . . so I keep the lid open as it lives on the table in my recording studio (seem to bring some fun into the room).
Best for this type of Instrument
After trying several brands and types of glockenspiels/ bells, this is the one I have chosen for my general music classes. These are the reasons why this one stood out to me: 1)It has enough notes for students to learn to play every note on the treble clef; 2)the bars are wide enough (the Sonor BWG are too small); 3) the rainbow colored notes are a logical pattern and students find it easier to learn with colored bars vs. the plain wood bars on our Orff xylophones; 4) the lid of case is perfect for propping up our music note books; and 5) the individual bars are removable and there are F# and Bb replacement bars for playing in other keys. I use these instruments with the "Mr. Everybody's Musical Apartment" Curriculum to teach students to read with the letter names the notes on the treble clef. Bells require a lot less hand coordination compared to recorders and ukuleles. So when you have a short amount of time, you can get much more accomplished in the music reading unit because the instruments are easier to play. I put as the title "Best for this type of Instrument" because they are slightly out of tune and a little too loud. Since I have a classroom playing them, I would like them to be softer. If you want a truly in tune instrument you will have to spend twice as much and they won't come in rainbow colors.