Tuned Percussion by A-Star
Tuned percussion is great for schools and as an introduction to music. Though, tuned percussion can also be pursued as a very intriguing main focus. The offerings from A-Star can be a great way to dip your toe into the world of music.
Classroom Tuned Percussion
A-Star offer some great classroom options for tuned percussion. Many popular glockenspiels are diatonic – meaning they are tuned to a scale. With these models, any note can be played, and the result will sound appropriate to the key of music/arrangement. They’re ideal for simple melodies and learning the basics of music. These can come in colourful models, as well as curved or straight options, and span between one or two octaves.
The most popular glockenspiel with our education customers, is the A-Star 25 Note Chromatic Glockenspiel. These are best suited for music lessons where accidentals are important too, this particular model spans 2 octaves. This does mean that knowledge of the notes is required to make a good sound. These are ideal as a space saving or portable option as they come in their own robust plastic case, these can be stored easily and safely. What is even better is that these are also available in a discounted pack of 10! Beaters are included with all these glockenspiels, though additional beaters can always be bought separately!
For the musician with loftier goals, there is the A-Star Glockenspiel kit. Aimed to be a stepping-stone onto larger tuned or mallet percussion instruments, this is a chromatic glockenspiel spanning two and a half octaves. Included is a stand, carrying bag and beaters - this is a perfect option for any ambitious tuned percussionist! This also comes with a practice pad and some sticks which is great for practicing rhythms and strokes without requiring the full instrument. This is a great introduction to music, allowing you to explore melody, rhythm and timbre.