Manta Ray


_MG_3373WebThe Manta Ray has a magical sound.  It has an elegant anodized aluminum met allophone with a Powder Coated steel frame.  The individual chime tubes are suspended by nylon coated stainless steel cable.  

The chimes on the two sides are repeated and it has four mallets, making it a great instrument for two people to play together. The range is two octaves and a fifth, the scale is C major. Playing this instrument is a delight.

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The Manta Ray metallophone adds a little bit of sparkle to our range of Outdoor Musical Instruments.  Characterised by a bright, clear, softer tone, this elegant aluminium metallophone is a beautiful sounding instrument set in a Powder Coated steel frame.  The individual chime tubes are suspended by coated steel cable. The scale is diatonic (c major) and is mirrored to the right and left sides.  The range is two octaves and a fifth.Metallophones have become increasingly popular.  Similar to the glockenspiel it is a percussion instrument consisting of a graduated series of metal bars to be struck with a hand-held mallets.  The name met allophone is simply a word to describe the type of instrument.  They are a great addition to any playground, or healing garden, or outdoor classroom.  Metallophones existed in China during the 7th century.  By the 17th century, metallophones reached northern Europe through Indonesia where there are many different types with names such as slentem, gender and saron.  They were originally used as practice instruments but were accepted as performance instruments in the 18th century.  In the 20th century, the music-education methods of Carl Orff added met allophones to many classrooms around the world. Please note that photos of our instruments may show slight variations in the style of some instrument components.

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