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Virtual Xylophone Instrument for Music Teachers & Students

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This is a simple online simulation of the musical instrument which is popular in elementary education.

  • Tap the wood bars on a touchscreen device or click your mouse over a wooden bar to play a note.
  • Repeatedly click or drag to play additional notes.





Play Our Virtual Xylophone Instrument Online

Children and parents can play this simple musical instrument by clicking on the wooden bars in the window below.

Alternatively kids and adults can play this educational musical instrument online for free as a web application here.

Virtual Xylophone Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Strike the wooden bars to make music.

  • Game Controls
    • Tap the screen or click your mouse on the wooden bars to play a note.
    • Repeatedly tap or drag across the screen to play a sequence of notes.
  • Learn More About Xylophones
    • The name of this percussion instrument comes from Greek words, meaning “sound of wood.”
    • The instrument was believed to have originated either in Africa or southeast Asia & then brought to Africa around 500 AD.
    • Range
      • Concert xylophones typically range 3.5 to 4 octaves.
      • Performance xylophones have a range as small as 2.5 octaves.
      • Xylophones used in education are typically around 1.5 octaves.

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Online Virtual Xylophone Instrument Screenshot

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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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8 comments on "Virtual Xylophone Instrument for Music Teachers & Students"

  • Joey says:

    It’s a computer version of a xylophone with the notes located where you would find them. As it’s one of those kid’s xylophones (a glockenspiel to be precise), don’t expect a lot of tonal variety. There aren’t a lot of songs you can play here. You can play simple children’s songs, but little else. Still, it’s a great way to introduce toddlers to music. Your young virtuosos would be moving on to other instruments soon enough.

  • I love this game for my toddler because this games makes my son learn about melody and also color of the xylophone

  • says:

    Glad he likes it. 🙂

  • rachel says:

    Another user said this was “out of tune”. As you click the bars you are playing a whole tone scale. Most actual xylophones are tuned the the regular major scale. Between the 3rd and 4th bars from the left, our ears are expecting to hear a 1/2 step interval- but instead it is a whole step and continues in whole steps all the way to the top. This is not the usual tuning and therefore heard as “out of tune”. This instrument will not be able to play most simple tunes correctly because of the missing 1/2 steps.

  • says:

    Thank you for that feedback Rachel. That is super helpful.

    We have another Xylophone here
    Does that one work well for you or does it have the same issue?

  • piper Hamilton says:

    I really like this xylophone it has a nice tune to it and the colors are awesome❤❤

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