A xylophone from a symphony orchestra. A xylophone is a set of tuned wooden bars, which are played by being beaten with sticks. The bars normally rest in a frame and are arranged in the order of their pitch.
Line drawing of xylophone and mallets (hammers).
(Artist: Pearson Scott Foresman.)
Xylophones, Cameroons, circa 1914.
This is the Philippine xylophone (or kulintang a kayo as it is called in the Filipino language). It has eight tuned slabs arranged horizontally on top of a wooden rack (antangan).
(Photo: Philip Dominguez Mercurio.)