Tuesday, June 30, 2009

ABC Wednesday - X

As we near the end of the alphabet, finding something for these last letters becomes a bit more of a challenge.

My first thought was xylophone. I have a wooden one I use at school (unfortunately was not able to access it this week and besides - I am still not able to download any new photos as my computer still awaits surgery!!)
Hence I found a picture as close to it as possible. I love the tone of it and it is fairly easy for my students to enjoy playing.

At least once a year we borrow a set of different types of xylophones and use them with our choir at Christmas time. What fun!

Here is Wikipedia's description:

"The xylophone (from the Greek words ξύλον - xylon, "wood" + φωνή - phone, "voice", meaning "wooden sound") is a musical instrument in the percussion family which probably originated in Slovakia.[1] It consists of wooden bars of various lengths that are struck by plastic, wooden, or rubber mallets".
Be sure to check out the other x-cellant X entries at ABC Wednesday.


Tumblewords: said...

I remember having a toy xylophone as a child and they still fascinate me, although I no longer have one...Nice post!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

My uncle owned and played a xylophone. It's still in his house even though he passed away. He had the big one and it was fun to watch him play.

Janie said...

My kids had a small xylophone. I wonder what happened to it?
Nice X post!

photowannabe said...

The first Xylophone I have seen on ABC. They have a great sound and are a wonderful way to introduce music and rythmn.

Roger Owen Green said...

I have two xylophones; I have one kid, so I couldn't do otherwise.

RuneE said...

You are one of the few who managed a real (and nice) X, without a bit of "tweaking".

PS Thank you for the comment - you must visit Trondheim. It is an old and nice city.

Miss_Yves said...

Nice X post!
I choose Xylophone last year !
Thanks for your visit .

Marie Reed said...

Hooray for the xylophone! I especially enjoy them in marching bads. The upright beauts always amaze me!

agent112778 said...

ohh why didnt i think of that, great pix too...X is really a hard letter/theme

my entry is here

Great day Wednesday folks :)

Thanx for the Visit :)

Beverley Baird said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by!
I a may have joined theABC Wed. late but I am enjoying the challenge and the real sense of community!
Thanks again.
Do take care.

Q said...

I love the sounds of the xylophone.
Great X!
I too am enjoying ABC Wednesday. I just joined on letter O. I look forward to each week and I learn so much!
I keep a notepad on the desk so I can take notes!

Joy said...

Love Xylophones, especially the long ones they play with three sticks (don't know the proper name) in each hand. I'd never have the co-ordination.

Jay said...

I don't have a xylophone, though I did have one as a child, and so did my sons! They make a lovely noise. :)

It's a perfect X though! If I remember rightly, most of the ABC books when I was a child had a xylophone for X.

Unknown said...

That is a very good X. I am sorry about your computer. How stressful would that be?