A magnificent chromatic glockenspiel. 20 tones from C to D including flats and sharps. Beautiful, clear tones. Maple, with special brass alloy keys. An ideal introduction to the orchestral experience. Includes 3 mallets. 31 cm long.
“These instruments show a true agreement with what the ear hears, the hand feels and eye sees. This stimulates, harmonises and educates the whole human being.” Kjell Andersson
A glockenspiel, with keys in solid brass will produce a great, celestial sound. Different mallets each creating a different sound.
A glockenspiel has the most brilliant shimmering tone of the instruments in the orchestra, often used to underline the leading melody in the music.
With this little instrument you can experience the fundament of all modern music. It opens up the world of harmonies and you can play both major, minor and in disharmonious manners.
The glockenspiel body is made of European maple wood, a hard, blond well suited material. The tone bars, are made out of a special brass alloy. This material gives the instrument an enormous tone potential that can fill a concert hall with sonorous light.
This curved glockenspiel has a miraculously pure and heavenly bright sound. They were developed to be the ultimate companion to the growing child. The perfect balance between the optic, the touch-sense and the sound of these instruments awakens the interaction between the senses in a very favourable way.
For use in the family, in kindergartens, schools, pre-schools and for music therapy. Due to their fine design and sound these glockenspiels are also an exquisite gift for adults.
Maintenance of the Auris glockenspiel
This glockenspiel has brass-alloy tones and a maple-wood body. The tone bars are coated with a fine layer of beeswax. The beeswax provides a mild, natural gloss, and it also allows you to restore the bright surface yourself when it loses its shine, due to stains or scratches for example.
The easiest way to restore the surface of the tone bars is to use a conventional metal polish or polishing pads, available in any supermarket. Applying fresh wax and polishing with a soft cloth may subsequently restore the bars. A well-maintained surface will acquire a fine patina as it ages, and its looks will improve with use.
Scratches in the metal tone bars can be treated with very fine steel wool. You must be careful to rub the wool ALONG the tone bar, not across it. Start the process by applying a light pressure to ensure that the wool you’ve chosen produces a structure similar to the original
The wooden body has a shellac primer and is finished with a hard wax polish. This gives a very soft “woody” feeling, and makes it easy to protect and preserve. If there are no marks or stains on the wooden body and you just want to shine it up a little, rub it with some beeswax or wood polish on a rough cloth, let it dry and give it a final polish with a smooth cloth.