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in The Oxford Companion to Music

Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199579037

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A *metallophone consisting of a graduated series of steel bars, usually arranged like the piano keyboard, struck with hard beaters of brass, plastic, or wood. The instrument's range is usually two or two and a half octaves, and its music is written two octaves lower than it sounds. Marching bands use the ...

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Subjects: Music

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