Virtually anyone can play music if the instrument has a simple, easily understood design. Few instruments have as straightforward a design as the xylophone, especially toy xylophones or "bell sets." These instruments, such as the Little Tikes Xylophone, consist of a series of metal keys each tuned to a note in a scale. The design requires no intonation of the notes, just striking them with the proper force in the proper order. With the specially-made Little Tikes xylophone music, you can play a Little Tikes xylophone in a few steps.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Little Tikes xylophone
- Little Tikes xylophone music
Remove the mallet attached to a Little Tikes xylophone with a string.
Grip the mallet firmly but loosely and strike any key to produce a tone. The harder you strike the key, the louder the sound it produces.
Open the included Little Tikes xylophone sheet music book to the desired song.
Read the time signature to the left of the music staff. 4/4 indicates "common" time, in which each measure, which is the portion of the music staff marked by horizontal lines, gets four crotchets. Each measure represents a count of "one, two, three, four," and each of these numbers represents a crotchet. A half note represents a two count of "one, two" in a measure.
Count out the rhythm, and play the filled notes as crotchets. Play the notes with open centres as half notes.
Strike each note on the key with the corresponding colour.
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