Soundbellows® - an easy to play wind instrumentSoundbellows® - an easy to play wind instrument
Soundbellows - perfect fo all agesSoundbellows - perfect fo all ages
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Soundbellows®
fill the gap in instrumentation used for making music in the classroom.
Ideally, these handy instruments complement Orff Instruments and
Boomwhackers®, two of the most dynamic names in modern music teaching.

Differentiated playing with varying sound lengths and levels is an important quality in making music with the Soundbellows®.

Group play of the Sounbellows® produces a natural sound similar to
the mouth organ and the accordion. Thus it adds color to an arrangement
of several instrument groups. Soundbellows® alone , as a homogeneous
sound body, can also build up a very pleasant musical outcome.

Workshops

Get in touch with us (info@soundbellows.de). We’d love to show you how to use our wonderful Soundbellows!

Soundbellows-Quicktipps

Comparison of color coded single tone instruments

Color-coded (single-note) instruments have long been an important component in music education and music therapy. The following overview provides a comparative presentation of the most common representatives of this instrument group (deskbells, sound blocks, boomwhackers, soundbellows).

All these instruments have the following common characteristics:

  • a worldwide standardized color coding (chromanotes).
  • a division into single tones and thus a special orientation towards playing together and “listening to each other”.
  • Compared to other school instruments (e.g. melodica, ukulele, mallet instruments, etc.), a larger number of musicians is possible per instrument or set of instruments.
  • Each musician has the same instrument. This means that different playing techniques do not have to be taught at the same time.
  • Due to the widespread grid notation, no knowledge of sheet music is necessary. Thus, a sense of musical achievement can be generated quickly.
  • The combination with other (color-coded) school instruments is possible without any problems.
  • The instruments are always tuned.
  • The material is durable (with good care and correct playing technique).
DeskbellsSound Blocks
(metal or wood)
BoomwhackersSoundbellows
Playing techniqueHitting by handHitting by malletHitting by handPressing by hand
timbre, tone lengthShort and long, bell-like, metallic, brightMetal: Short and long, radiant
Wood: Short, percussive, warm
Short, percussive, dullShort and long, harmonica-like
Pros

  • Simple and intuitive game technique
  • Playable for young and old, even over a longer period of time
  • For experts: possible to play different tone lengths
  • Easy to transport

  • Playable for young and old, even over a longer period of time
  • For experts: possible to play different tone lengths

  • the character of a “child’s toy”, in order to avoid fear of contact (same effect as when making music with everyday objects)
  • simple and intuitive playing technique
  • Cost factor

  • the character of a “child’s toy”, in order to avoid fear of contact (same effect as when making music with everyday objects)
  • simple and intuitive playing technique
  • Possibility to play different tone lengths
  • Relative solmization possible through additional rings
  • Differentiated dynamic playing possible
  • Playing possibility for small and large, also over a longer period of time
  • Easy to transport

Cons

  • No large sound design possibilities

  • The correct springy playing technique can be challenging (therefore important: playing technique introduction)

  • In combination with other instruments and vocals quickly too quiet
  • No great sound shaping possibilities
  • In the long run: painful to play
  • A bit bulky for transport (be sure to buy with bag)

  • Higher volume (therefore important: playing technique introduction)

Materials1 metal bell
1 plastic base
1 percussion mechanism
1 plastic or wooden body
1 wooden or metal sound plate
1 piece thin plastic1 hand bellows
1 tone head
1 reed
Player with a diatonic setUp to 8 playersUp to 8 playersUp to 8 playersUp to 8 players
Up to 8 playersca. 75 € ca. 69 € – 500 €ca. 25 €ca. 89 €