Children love to imitate, create, experiment and express themselves. Of course, in their world, that's called "playing", and the Orff Approach (also called the Orff Schulwerk) is a musical developmental plan designed to harness those energies. The tools that are used in these lessons are known simply as Orff instruments, and one of the easiest ways to improve their tone and playability is to upgrade their bars. With that in mind, you'll find more than enough bars for Orff instruments right here in this catalog. In fact, companies like Sonor, Suzuki and Lyons are known for their high level of craftsmanship when it comes to their bass bars, chime bars and add-ons for various Orff instruments.
The right bars for you will depend on what Orff instrument you want to upgrade. In this section alone, you'll find bars for glockenspiels, xylophones, metallophones and more. If the xylophone is your Orff instrument of choice, Suzuki has choices for alto, soprano and bass xylophone models. Need a suggestion? Check out the Suzuki Xylophone Bass Bar. Each bar here is mounted on its own resonator tone chamber and comes individually boxed. Also included is one large felt mallet and an oversized bar that's carefully tuned for superior low frequency response.
Sonor has plenty of Orff instrument bars too - just take a look at their Soprano Glockenspiel Chromatic Add-on. Meant to be used together with diatonic Orff instruments for the purpose of forming a full chromatic keyboard, this add-on is specifically for students who have become well-versed with their diatonic Orff instrument and are ready to take their performance to the next level. Another popular item from Sonor is their Sub-Contrabass Rosewood Chime Bar. It comes in your choice of E, C and D keys and is crafted from genuine rosewood for a natural resonance and beauty. These one-of-a-kind chime bars are a simple yet extremely effective way to make children excited about starting their musical adventure.
Honestly, you can expect a high level of quality and craftsmanship from any one of these bars for Orff instruments. When you get right down to it, Orff instruments are a fun and creative way to introduce students to playing music, and keeping these creative tools sounding and playing their best will only make them more appealing to your aspiring musical masterminds.
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