“It’s a Xylophone!”

dam square amsterdam

This one’s another character study from Dam Square in Amsterdam.

I came upon this man playing an instrument along Dam Square in Amsterdam. I didn’t really figure any of the music but the musician is a delightful man. The sounds of extended ‘tings’ and ‘tangs’ coming off his instrument flooded the crowded square that fine afternoon.

“It’s a Xylophone!” he said. I’d asked.

I guess I’d never seen a xylophone before.

I had access to an h4n zoom recorder. And at times, I even used it. In the days to come, I will be enriching my blog with sounds bytes. Here’s a start; a sound clip of the music that he’s playing.

FIN

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14 thoughts on ““It’s a Xylophone!”

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  3. Ah, how cool! There was one in Nottingham for maaannnyyy years. He was great. Sadly he passed away but everyone remembers his joy.

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