A concert or field xylophone is a big instrument that's tricky to move around, and trying to fit one into a classroom or other casual environment is, frankly, an unwieldy thing to do. If only there was a category of compact, portable, one-or-two octave xylophones that could easily be passed around for everyone to have a turn playing! Introducing Orff xylophones - these miniature, down-scaled instruments bring melodic percussion into the palm of your hand (or at least as close as a xylophone will get to that!), so if you're a music teacher looking for the right educational instrument or even a recording artist in need of a simple accent for your next song, something from this section can be the right fit.
Are you searching for kid-ready Orff xylophones to stock up the classroom? If so, check out the Stagg 2 Octave Rainbow Xylophone (or its smaller 1-octave brother) and the Trophy 8-Note Children's Xylophone. These models are small enough for young children to use, colorful enough to keep learning fun, and affordable enough to fit into the tight budgets of school music programs. No wonder each one has made it onto the roster of top sellers!
That best-seller list has a few of the more advanced Orff xylophone models on it as well, including the Sonor Primary Line FSC Alto Xylophone and the Lyons Diatonic Alto Xylophone with Mallets. Feel free to size up from there however you see fit - you could go for a single bigger model like the Suzuki Bass Xylophone, or even gear up with a multi-instrument set such as the Sonor Global Beat Xylophones or the Sonor Palisono Deep Bass Xylophones.
If there's one piece of knowledge to take away from looking through this lineup of Orff xylophones, it's that not all xylophones are created equal! Not only is this category filled with instruments that make a concert xylophone look totally giant by comparison, but even within just this selection, there's a wide range of different sizes, styles and sounds. So no matter what you're looking to get out of a portable xylophone, it's safe to say you can find it somewhere within these pages.