Kevin Tuck is a percussionist that hosts a web site dedicated to percussion instruments including new ways and new music for use in your classroom.  He has written a guide to mallet percussion instruments that is quite complete and well documented including many images and useful suggestions.  He has graciously allowed us to feature this article here on

Do you know the difference between a Xylophone, Vibraphone, Mettalophone, and a Telephone?

If you know all this stuff then this article probably isn't for you!

If you need some basic information for a school project or you are wondering how to help implement some mallet percussion in schools, then this article probably has some use for you!


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