What year was the xylophone invented?
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What Does A Xylophone Do?
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Which person invented the xylophone?
The xylophone has been part of African, Indochinese and Indonesian cultures since records began. They were usually very crude and very few early ones have survived. The first modernised, westernised versions emerged in the 19th century on the request of composers who had travelled to Africa for inspiration and wanted the xylophone for orchestral use.