Views: 505 Author: Cindy Pan Publish Time: 2018-06-28 Origin: SiteInquire
Percussion Play has created a diverse group of outdoor musical instruments which make perfect additions to an abundance of settings. Percussion Play instruments make musical expression accessible to everyone, everywhere. There is no need for musical direction and any combination of our musical instruments can be played together harmoniously, these are enjoyable and attractive musical instruments which you’ll want to come back and play again and again.
Music is found in every known culture, past and present and has evolved to become a fundamental component of human life. Music is naturally the most universal language at our disposal and Percussion Play instruments are effortlessly played and enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. Differences in age, gender, ethnic or linguistic background have no place in music and obstacles present in other activities defined by motor and mental ability are absent where music is concerned. Our products bring the fun and ease of playing percussion instruments into the outside world. Whether you are looking for a new addition for an urban space or a rural play area, school playgrounds, elder centres or tourist attraction, Percussion Play has a range of funky percussion solutions to meet your musical demands and to effortlessly create soundscapes in your outdoor area.
Whatever the signs say, playgrounds are not only for children. Everyone has the potential to make music and given the opportunity to get hands-on experience of playing our instruments allows everyone to realise how truly gratifying it is to make music together.
Percussion Play outdoor musical instruments and particularly the xylophones and metallophones are perfect for this improvised method of teaching and playing music. As well as fantastic school playground equipment they can easily be used in primary education as a resource to encourage children to develop their musical ability experimenting with rhythm. The majority of instruments in this category are tuned to a pentatonic scale to promote improvisation and free play with 'no wrong notes', and because of the wonderful easy sounds they make, these outdoor musical instruments are now increasingly being used for music therapy and in elderly care homes to create sound gardens for dementia care. With both type of instrument, the optimum sound from each bar is created by striking the note crisply in the middle of the bar. In time and with practice, different effects can be created by striking the bars in different places at varying speeds. In music theory, the diatonic scale is the fundamental building block of the Western musical tradition. The diatonic tuning allows the musically motivated to play hundreds of tunes, be creative and improvise to their heart’s content. We have an increasingly large number of outdoor musical instruments tuned to the diatonic scale to take teaching music outdoors to the next level. Added to the freedom often felt by being in the great outdoors, these instrument will encourage musical creativity and confidence.