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Picture of Marimba / Xylophone / Coffee table
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I'm really not good at planning things, i usually just start cutting and building, so i put loads of photos to try explain.

Difficulty was quite intense, the bars need to be tuned in using a chromatic tuner, like a guitar tuner, but ABCDEFG.

Basically, when you hollow out the middle of the bar, the sound is deeper and when you make the bar shorter the sound is higher.

The bars are tuned to the same notes as piano keys.... Mechanical Music Digest.com explains this nicely :)

http://www.mmdigest.com/Gallery/Tech/XyloBars.html

http://www.mmdigest.com/Tech/breen_xylo.html

Videos: Just testing it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BeWQSIVXMI&feature=youtu.be

http://youtu.be/eabVHyE07Is



katvanlew1 year ago
Very clever!
mrdoug1 year ago
this is a fantastic blend of two ideas that I never would have thought of, my hats off to ya
garagebum (author) 1 year ago
Its in pieces at the moment :( i plan on finishing it as soon as i can, i will definitely upload a video. Thanx for the comment :)