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Friday, November 21, 2008

Elijah Playing Balafon

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We've been taking balafon lessons (African wooden piano) three days a week. It's really fun! It's also a lot more complicated than I had imagined. The keys are made out of wood and they are tuned by length. There are different sized gourds underneath which determine the volume of sound each key will put out. The sticks you play with are made out of wood with rubber/tar ends. Elijah LOVES it! We can hardly practice with him around. Listen....

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