PercussionSound Therapy

Bell Tree

Posted at July 21, 2013 | By : | Categories : Percussion,Sound Therapy | 0 Comment

A bell tree is a percussive instrument consisting of vertically nested inverted metal bowls. The bowls are fixed to a vertical rod and are arranged inexactly in order of pitch. An effective ascending or descending glissando is accomplished by sliding a metal beater up or down the tree. When a glissando is played, the inexactness of the order of pitch is unnoticeable; the glissando just sounds fuller. Random or relatively pitched notes can also be played on a bell tbelltreeree.