Pentatonic, seven tone glockenspiel with the same quality keys as our curved glockenspiel, but in a simpler maple wood frame, producing the same wonderful clear tones but with less resonance. Includes 2 mallets. 20cm.
The Pentatonic scale consists of five notes (D,E,G,A,B) and makes any succession of notes harmonious. The very high quality of our musical instruments allows the child to experience music in its fullest meaning. Our range of musical instruments (mostly Pentatonic) are chosen for their very high tonal quality, craftsmanship and suitability as first musical instruments for young children.
“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.
A pentatonic glockenspiel can be used in the most varied situations. At home, just playing musical games or at bed time. In the kindergarten and early school years it is a wonderful companion both by story telling and dramas to create a musical background and atmosphere. It plays lead melodies to choir singing and orchestra very well. The ways to use a pentatonic glockenspiel are so many, only your fantasy sets the limit.
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.
The straight glockenspiel has a full and warm sound. They were developed to be used by the child from early age on. They have a perfect balance between toy and real instrument and will serves very well all the way from the toddlers free music play and early childhood music education to professional orchestral use.
For use in the family, in kindergartens, schools, pre-schools and for music therapy. Easy to play together with other instruments.
The sound and construction of this instrument allows you to pass it to the child to play by it self from early age. We recommend that you wait until the child is 1 year to let it play alone.
Maintenance of the glockenspiel
The 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. 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.