|Other names||Concert bells, orchestral bells, carillon|
(Concussive idiophone or set of percussion sticks whose sound is generated by way of being struck by a mallet)
|written like F3–C6, sounds like F5–C8|
|xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, tubular bells|
The glockenspiel is a percussion instrument. It originated in Germany. It is in the same category as the xylophone and timpani. It usually has a range of 2 and a half octaves. It is set up in a keyboard instrument format. It is played by hitting it with mallets that have a plastic or felt tip. It has a soft sound, but very high pitch. If it is hit too hard, it makes a very bad sound. Its sound is often used to represent things such as fairies, birds, and butterflies.