Isle of Man
- A lovely set of chime bars in a sturdy, easy-to-open-and-close case – great for using with little ones. The chimes have a great, sweet sound and are well-tuned. These chime bars can be taken out of the case and this can help with teaching – e.g. a pentatonic (five note) scale can be easily created by removing E and B, and you can visually show students the relationship between pitches. Useful for Kodaly teaching too. Highly recommended as a product, both for play or for teaching young children. I've found my young students love the rainbow coloured keys, and having something visually stimulating is great!
- What would have improved this item for me would have been to have a greater range of notes available – an octave and a half (e.g. a lower G to a high C) would allow for a greater range of melodies. This was the only item with a suitable width of bar that I could use with a student who has limited movement in her arms, so I made the compromise.
Published on: 02 February 2017