Xylophon

An instrument known all over the world

  • 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.

Dunum: For the love of music and the world

  • 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.