A Sound Playground: 7 Easy Music Solutions For Your Outdoor Area

Music Solutions and Tips For Your Outdoor Music Area

The good news is that it doesn't have to be complicated or too expensive to add music to your outdoor space. This article gives seven ways to easily add music or provide musical solutions for your outdoor area.

For Darker Areas or Where Space is Limited

Our Mirror Chimes are designed to reflect light, the surrounding environment, as well as the players, adding a fun element, visual stimulation, and promoting self-awareness. This makes them a great addition to a courtyard garden or sensory area. The chimes are arranged in the pentatonic C-major scale (C3-C5), and their universal mounting brackets allow them to be fixed to virtually any surface.

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For an Easy Installation with a BIG Sound

Integrate drumming and music-making to the great outdoors with our Trio of Conga Drums. Conga Drums are a pair of single-headed drums mounted onto a single stainless steel post to be installed directly into the ground – that’s six drums to play but only three holes to dig!

Drumming has many benefits and is a great stress reliever. It’s a fun, interactive, and engaging activity which improves hand-eye coordination, can bolster self-esteem as well as providing healthy exercise.

Made of heavy-duty ABS these are strong and durable drums that sound as good as they look. They’ll combine outstanding playability with high energy, a wonderful sound, and exciting visual appeal.

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To Liven Up Existing Play Equipment, Fixtures, or Fencing

Freechimes are hand-tuned aluminum chimes that produce a richly vibrant, harmonic resonance. Available individually as solo chimes, in pre-set octaves, or a full symphony, the possibilities are endless. Options for ground fixing, wall mounting, or individual installation onto just about any surface in any arrangement. Add to an existing fence or a dull wall, one or two chimes would liven up existing play equipment or add a special element to an outdoor classroom, dot them around the playground or through woodlands to make a wonderful and enjoyable music trail.

Practical, durable, and stylish, with a wonderful melody that will liven up any outdoor area.


For Outdoor Classrooms and/or Teaching Music Outdoors

The Duo is a bright, stimulating teaching and music resource and would be a great addition to an outdoor classroom or as school playground equipment. Tuned to the pentatonic scale, the left and right-hand side are mirrored and the scale is C-major, spanning 2 octaves from C4 to C5.

Accessible from both sides, this instrument can be enjoyed by up to four players at any time. The curvaceous design makes it easier for individuals with limited range of movement, or players in wheelchairs, to reach all of the notes. Each player is slightly offset from the other, making it useful for players with special needs who may find direct eye contact difficult.

The Duo is easy to play and a perfect introduction to musical exploration and improvisation, so friends, students, classmates, colleagues, or even complete strangers can come together, explore with rhythm, and make some great music! Duo (600x600 Cupla - side view boys) (600x600 Duo Cupla

When size matters: Providing an interactive focal point

With the largest standing over 2.5m in height, our Emperor Chimes really are the daddy of all chimes - large in sound and size! As a full set of six, they offer a complete c-major pentatonic octave C3-C4. A set of three offers a primary c-major chord octave in C-Major C, E, and G.

Striking the chime with your hands just about anywhere along the tube produces a deep, resonant, powerful tone that you not only hear but can feel as well. The harder you strike, the more it will vibrate, creating a louder sound with such resonance you can actually feel the vibration through your entire body.

The Emperor Chimes will also serve as intriguing focal points within the outdoor space.

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For places of peace and tranquillity

Babel Drums are circular stainless steel tongue drums securely mounted onto their frames designed for permanent outdoor installation. These playground drums require no previous drumming experience, and children (and adults, too!) will enjoy improvising with the mesmerizing sounds they produce.

The Babel Drum should be played with the hands, preferably by striking with the fingertips. Their mellow tones are never brassy or too loud - perfect for musical exploration in the fresh air, leaving you feeling rejuvenated, happy, and relaxed.

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To encourage cooperation and creativity

The Akadinda is inspired by a traditional xylophone originating in Africa and is perfect for outdoor musical play. This enormous instrument can accommodate up to four players and is ideal for bringing people together for impromptu performances.

Great fun to play with huge resilient notes made from IPE notes, which give a natural mellow, low tone tuned to the pentatonic scale in C major A2-D5.

Because it is so large, friends and classmates can improvise and experiment with music together, encouraging communication, cooperation, listening skills, and bags of creativity.