Glockenspiel or xylophone?

(12 Posts)
IDugUpADiamond Fri 01-Nov-13 16:29:04

I think that my 6YO DD would love a non toy xylophone but upon searching I've come across a Glockenspiel. What is the difference and which one should I get? Budget no more than £50. Many thanks.

Elizabeth22 Fri 01-Nov-13 18:04:55

Is one made of wood and the other metal?

PandaNot Fri 01-Nov-13 18:07:13

Yes a xylophone is made of wood, glockenspiel is metal.

GhoulieAnderton Fri 01-Nov-13 18:09:33

We bought dd a glockenspiel last year. It's got more than one octave so you can actually play tunes on it. I'll look at the box later to see who made it.

GhoulieAnderton Fri 01-Nov-13 20:59:04

The glockenspiel I have is made by House of Marbles.

TheYamiOfYawn Sat 02-Nov-13 07:41:54

I think that a xylophone is far easier on parental ears.

DropYourSword Sat 02-Nov-13 07:46:05

Wow. I always thought it was the other way around and that glockenspiels were wooden! You learn something new every day!

Marne Sat 02-Nov-13 10:13:04

I'm looking at getting a xylophone for dd2, wooden sounds much better than metal.

thecatfromjapan Sat 02-Nov-13 10:15:38

Aren't xylophones enormously expensive?

I was inspired by seeing Steve Reich's music performed a while back, and had visions of us becoming an insanely creative family (Osmonds/Von Trapp - but cooler) and was very disappointed when I encountered the fiscal obstacle to my dreams.

thecatfromjapan Sat 02-Nov-13 10:15:52

Aren't xylophones enormously expensive?

I was inspired by seeing Steve Reich's music performed a while back, and had visions of us becoming an insanely creative family (Osmonds/Von Trapp - but cooler) and was very disappointed when I encountered the fiscal obstacle to my dreams.

IDugUpADiamond Sat 02-Nov-13 14:18:37

Wood does sound more appealing than metal that's for sure....

Marne Sat 02-Nov-13 16:04:23

They are expensive sad I think we will just go for a good children's xylophone ( for around £20 ) as your looking at £100+ for a decent one.

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