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zahy luh fohn

  • n  a percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets

  • It was grim and violent, though not without an occasional xylophone interlude (watch the opening sequence again).
  • A stickler for scholarship, Professor Troxell realized he couldn't call his rocky instrument a xylophone (xylon is Greek for wood).
  • He plays the renat (a xylophone-like Thai instrument) in a small orchestra.
News & Articles

  • Local DJ Ron Reeser on Teaching Music Production and Being Part of Ultra Records
    From piano to xylophone, Bay Area-based house DJ Ron Reeser has dabbled in music since he was seven years old. As a teenager, he frequented clubs like DV8 and the Sound Factory, and was inspired...
    June 20, 2013 - SF Weekly Blogs
  • Escape from First Friday: In search of a rare Pearl
    Halcyon Drink: Lagunitas Brewing Co., Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ The xylophone standing in the entryway of Halcyon is the first clue something troubling is underfoot. I suspiciously go back to sipping my beer. What once was a peaceful group of coffee drinkers has almost imperceptibly changed into a large and raucous crowd. My drinking buddy for the night, Jack Looney, joins me. I motion to the ...
    June 19, 2013 - San Antonio Current

  • Steven Mackey in International Herald Tribune
    There was a time 25 years ago when the marimba and the xylophone were different but not that different,said Mackey. "Both had a kind of brittle sound. Now the marimba has really evolved a voice of its own."
  • Lenny Kravitz in ABC News
    From the time I was a small child, music was the thing,said Kravitz. "I was always trying to play whatever was around, if there was no instruments, I'd play on pots and pans, I'd play on this toy xylophone that I had, and my dad had a...

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