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Thursday, April 28, 2016

A to Z Challenge - 2016

Three more days for the A to Z Challenge.  I think these are the three hardest ones!

X is for Xylorimba!

A Xylorimba is not really a cross between a Xylophone and a Marimba as you might think.  I knew what a Xylophone was.  I think every child has had one of those at one time or another.  I certainly remember playing with one.  It looked like this:

I think I learned how to play the "Do, Re, Me" song but that's about it.

I had not ever heard of a Marimba, however.  It looks like this:

Obviously it has more keys and a different range of notes than just a xylophone.

The xylorimba looks like this:

A xylophone on steroids if you ask me.  I could try to explain the differences and similarities between them, but frankly, I don't have enough musical background to do it properly and if you are really interested, you can Google them and check out the couple of songs on YouTube like I did. 

It is, after all, getting to the end of the challenge and I am running out of time and ideas.  My real job has kept me very busy the past week and I am stretching it to get these done on time.  I'm giving myself a pat on the back for finding xylorimba instead of just using xylophone!

Two more, Y and Z.  Stay tuned! 


  1. Good letter "X." I've been thinking that this letter might be the most interesting one that any of us do. Hang in there, you can do finish the challenge. :-)

    1. Thanks Ally! You've been a great encourager! It's been fun.

  2. Nice find Janet! Definitely worthy of a back pat. Hang in there, the finish line is near.

  3. Just so you know, because you won't get a pingback from me: