Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Xylophone isn't really a Xylophone it is a Pixiphone #atozchallenge

Good morning everyone.  Thank you for stopping by my blog this morning or afternoon.  We are almost done with the A-to-Z Challenge and that means we will all have to find another challenge to participate in.  Where will you be linking up at?  I have to search the net and see what I can find.

Ok so there are a couple of things.  One I am sure you all know of or have probably had at some point in your life.

The Xylophone

What is it with this little noise maker?  I think all of my children had one and I still have one of them in storage as a keep sake.  I get that they are bright colors and that it is something to bang on besides the pots and pans in the kitchen but come one.  Does every kid in America have to have one of these things?  OK,  so maybe it isn't as loud as the pots and pans but it is still a noise maker.  But let me give you a little lesson.  This actually isn't a Xylophone, it is a Pixiphone.

Did you know that?  I didn't.  I was googling how many have been sold when I found THIS.  Needless to say I didn't get to the answer of this question but what I found instead was much more interesting.  A Xylophone is made of wood and not metal.  The Pixiphone is made of metal.  So I guess that toy we all had as children or buy for our children and grandchildren is named incorrectly.  It should be a Pixiphone and not labeled as Xylophone.

Here is an amazing performance of a Led Zeppelin song from our Local Louisville Leopard Percussionist.  They are only in like the 5th grade.  

Seriously how amazing are they?  I am sorry but I was never one for instruments to begin with although when I was younger I always wanted to learn how to play the drums.  Of course that didn't happen but I still love the drums.

What is your thoughts on finding out that the Xylophone isn't a Xylophone but a Pixiphone instead?  I thought it was very interesting and shows how the media and toy companies can trick us very easy if we don't do our own research.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to come back as we finish up with the A-to-Z Challenge.

Do't forget to leave your comments below and I will get back to them within a day.  I am always looking to find fellow bloggers and help support one another.

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