Xylophones have a long history. However, they were not used in modern orchestras until 1874. They are most popular in music in Asia and Africa. The musical instrument consists of bars mostly made of wood but also of metal or crystal and stone, which are struck with mallets. This creates the sound. The different tones are created by the different lengths of the bars and the force with which they are struck.
This instrument is also very popular with children. Often it is even one of the first musical instruments in the children's room. When children come into contact with an instrument, they want to play it immediately. However, many instruments are still too complex for children and too big for their little hands. The xylophone is very suitable as an instrument here, because it is easy to follow and to see. Children can experiment with the xylophone, improvise or even play according to notes.
If you want to buy musical instruments (in Switzerland or elsewhere), we would like to be your store of choice. Dunum was born out of the love for music, for sound, for vibration. On countless journeys we got to know many different instruments and sounds, which inspired us and which we would like to share with you now. We want to produce and offer musical instruments of quality and thus win your heart for world music. That's why we brought the diverse sounds from our travels and now pass them on to you. In our store you will find not only gongs, but also sound chimes, wind chimes, didgeridoos, singing bowls and much more. Have fun browsing!
Look for your suitable xylophone. In our Music store in Zofingen and/ or in our online store, you have the possibility to try out xylophones or to buy them directly.
Shaman drum building courses - Brigitte
Deepening and learning to play the kora with Moussa Cissokho and Josh Doughty - Franck
Franck plays bass in several African music bands (Senegal/ Kenya)
Always traveling in search for new instruments Franck & Brigitte - South Africa
Trip to Mali to deepen his knowledge of West African music - Franck
Courses in North Indian Classical Music during two years Franck & Brigitte
Course and Diploma in Tibetan Singing Bowl Therapy in Nepal - Brigitte
Study of the culture and music of the indigenous people in Australia - Franck
2002 - 2003
Various courses in West African percussion in Geneva and Zurich - Franck & Brigitte
Trip to Myanmar - Burma - Franck & Brigitte
Vietnam - in search of ethnic musical instruments - Franck & Brigitte
Two months training in Burkina Faso in Djembé and Dundum playing with Hamadou Konaté - Franck & Brigitte
Visit to Peru and Mexico - Franck & Brigitte
Courses in West African music and dance in Geneva with the groups "Les Frères Coulibaly" and "Farafina "Franck & Brigitte
Street music in Switzerland and France with didgeridoo and percussion - Franck & Brigitte
First contact with the didgeridoo in Australia - Brigitte
Workshop in Guinea with Mamady Keïta and in Burkina Faso with the group "Kassama" - Franck
First contact with the didgeridoo in Senegal - Franck
First trip to Senegal and the discovery and fascination of West African music - Franck
Cuba - Santiago de Cuba - Dance and Yoruba music - Franck& Brigitte