Musical Instruments

Vibraphone (Vibes)

The Percussion Family

VibraphoneThe vibraphone (also called vibes or vibraharp) has metal bars arranged like a piano keyboard with resonators underneath. The sound lasts a long time. It has a damper pedal to control the ringing of the bars, and a motor-rotated disk in each resonator which can be used to create a pulsating vibrato effect. The vibraphone is usually played with rubber or yarn mallets.

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The Vibe.net
  Information regarding the vibraphone and vibraphonists.
ListenSmart: the Vibraphone
  Information regarding the vibraphone and links.
Vibraphone sites at Yahoo!
Vibraphone sites at Looksmart


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