vibraphone, vibraharp, vibes(noun)
a percussion instrument similar to a xylophone but having metal bars and rotating disks in the resonators that produce a vibrato sound
A percussion instrument with a double row of tuned metal bars, each above the tubular resonator containing a motor-driven rotating vane, giving a vibrato effect.
The vibraphone is a musical instrument in the struck idiophone subfamily of the percussion family. The vibraphone is similar in appearance to the xylophone, marimba and glockenspiel. Each bar is paired with a resonator tube having a motor-driven butterfly valve at its upper end, mounted on a common shaft, which produces a tremolo or vibrato effect while spinning. The vibraphone also has a sustain pedal similar to that used on a piano; when the pedal is up, the bars are all damped and the sound of each bar is shortened; with the pedal down, they will sound for several seconds. The most common uses of the vibraphone are within jazz music, where it often plays a featured role, and in the wind ensemble, as a standard component of the percussion section.
The numerical value of vibraphone in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of vibraphone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- vibràfonCatalan, Valencian
- вибрафон, vibrafonSerbo-Croatian
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