By Rhythm Fusion

Reviewed for Fifth Grade, 2009

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Percussion instruments are a great way to learn about rhythm, which is the backbone of music making. This bamboo xylophone is fun to put together: just match each bamboo piece with the right holes, and in a few minutes you'll have an instrument, sitting pretty in an attractive bamboo stand. Then pick up the included mallet and away you go! It won't sound quite like concert quality, but it makes a nice sound, is quick to learn, and looks super cool, too. (Rhythm Fusion, $18)