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!