The music for a vibraphone is written like the music for, say, a violin. It is generally in treble clef, although some vibraphones have notes low enough for bass clef. Slurs c…an be done on a vibraphone by pressing the pedal down through several notes. What would be notated as a tremolo on a violin or other string instrument is a roll on a vibraphone. (MORE)
Xylophone bars are made of wood or fibreglass, but vibraphone bars are metal (usually steel). .
Vibraphones have little flaps in the resonators, which are mounted on a shaf…t. When the shaft is rotated with a motor the resonators are continually being opened and closed, giving the characteristic 'douwowowowow' vibe sound. .
Generally vibes are played with a yarn mallet, but xylophones may be played with yarn, rubber, wooden or nylon mallets depending on the effect required. (MORE)
The vibraphone is a mallet percussion instrument that consists of metal bars tuned to different notes. The player strikes the keys with yarn or cord mallets while pressing dow…n on a pedal with the foot, creating a sustained sound. The pedal contributes to the musicality of a piece and is generally employed at the will of the musician. (MORE)
Vibraphones and Xylophones are very similar in that they are both mallet percussion instruments: keys of various pitches are struck with mallets. Vibraphones, however, have a …pedal used to sustain notes, which a xylophone does not have. A vibraphone also has metal keys, while a xylophone is generally made of wood or fiberglass. (MORE)
About 1.5 meters depending on model and pitch range. The modern standard Vibe is 3 octaves. In example the 'Thomann Vibraphone THV 3.0' is a 3 octave instrument with an overal…l length of 1475 mm = 5 feet 10 inches. (MORE)