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  • n. Plural form of xylophone.


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  • Co-developed with AAS, it uses physical modeling technology to reproduce real-world instruments such as xylophones, marimbas and glockenspiels, but also provides enough depth to create truly dramatic new instruments and sounds.


  • "xylophones" out of blocks or slabs of resonant wood.

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  • Another nearby sandbox is elevated 4 1/2 feet, next to a musical garden of giant xylophones and chimes.

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  • If you look back in the 'teens and the 20s, drum sets had xylophones and chimes and noisemakers and all sorts of instruments from all over the world -- percussion instruments, you know, and it wasn't just drumming.

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  • It was literally standing room only as 100 kids, ranging in age from 8-12, took their various places on stage, on choral risers, behind xylophones, electric keyboards, guitars, and African drums.

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  • A pulse is set by marimbas, xylophones, vibraphones and pianos that chugs along, in complex variations, for almost an hour, while over it, under it and around it two clarinettists, four singers, a cellist and a violinist introduce another sort of pulse, the rhythm of our breathing.

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  • Not just a drum set player, I player rudimental snare drum, xylophones, marimbas, the whole gambit.

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  • Inspired by his masterpiece, Ballet Mécanique, which utilized 16 synchronized player pianos, four xylophones, four bass drums, a siren, and a number of modified airplane propellers, Hedy came up with the concept for her single greatest invention -- an invention she called the "Secret Communication System".

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  • Twelve minutes of deep, rhythmic hypnosis, during which the whole of modern techno's percussive armoury pots, pans, roller-shutters, creaking factory gates is unleashed, but its real evocative power lies in the xylophones patterns which ripple across that clatter.

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  • The term gamelan refers to musical ensembles from Java and Bali in which gongs and metal xylophones are the predominate instruments, explains gamelan scholar, Sumarsam.

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