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Creating a xylophone out of copper pipes

I have been trying to create a xylophone out of copper pipes for a school project and have been running into a few problems with calculating the length of each bar. I have been using this paper as ...
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Pianist thinking about picking up xylophone or glockenspiel

I used to be a very good pianist (instructor-taught for many years; hours of practice every day. Put me in a room with a piano I just cannot leave it alone) but due to an accident and other ...
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Why is my copper xylophone's pitch so erratic?

I am building a homemade xylophone out of copper pipes. I want it to be accurate if I measure it for 5 seconds and take the average pitch. For my F4 pipe for example, when I do this, it tends to go ...
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Creating color coded playing instruction for xylophones

I want to create simple playing instructions for a child to be played on an eight-note xylophone where each tone has a unique color. The instructions should be color coded too. They should be ...
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What is the difference between a xylophone, a glockenspiel, a marimba, a xylorimba and a marimbaphone?

What is the difference between an xylophone and a marimba? What about a glockenspiel and a xylophone? Is it just the material and size of glockenspiel?
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Custom xylophone sticks?

I just bought a second hand xylophone - without sticks. (It was just under $9...) So I wonder, what can I use as a substitute? Right now, I can't get to a music store but I in a few weeks I can, if ...
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How to calculate the size of a xylophone bar according to its pitch

I am new to StackExchange, and I have a question about a school project I'm working on involving constructing an instrument. I am building a xylophone-glockenspiel-mash kind of thing, but I wanted to ...