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The Pentatonic Tembos are a favorite of our Percussion Play outdoor musical instruments – both intriguing and addictive, our interactive outdoor Tembos allow you to make surprisingly funky music simply by striking them.

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Both intriguing and addictive, our interactive outdoor Tembos allow you to make surprisingly funky music simply by striking them with the firm PE (Polyethylene) foam paddles provided. Alternatively, you could go traditional and use your flip-flops!

Why Tembo? Well, the shape of the instruments reminded us of Elephant Trunks and thus became the inspiration for the name Tembo which means ‘elephant’ in Swahili.

The design of our Tembos is based on a group of instruments called ‘plosive aerophones.’

To play a plosive aerophone, you strike the end of a long tube (traditionally bamboo) to give the air inside a bit of a jolt; this jolt then creates a vibration that makes a distinctive ‘boing’ sound as the air resonates within the tube. The tube length determines the pitch (how high or low the note is), and by making a set and varying the size of the tubes, you’ve created an instrument with a musical scale.

We’ve ditched the bamboo and made the Tembos from stainless steel, which we tune to the C-major pentatonic scale. A stylish support structure holds the six stainless steel pipes in a vertical orientation, with the tallest standing over 3m in height, creating a truly visual and audibly stunning experience.

Product Highlights

  • Suitable for All Ages 4+
  • Tall and Striking
  • Unique Sound
  • Disabled access / ADA
  • Inclusive Play

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Ground, Surface

Pentatonic Tembos

The Pentatonic Tembos are a favorite of our Percussion Play outdoor musical instruments – both intriguing and addictive, our interactive outdoor Tembos allow you to make surprisingly funky music simply by striking them.

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Pentatonic Tembos

Overview

The Pentatonic Tembos are a favorite of our Percussion Play outdoor musical instruments – both intriguing and addictive, our interactive outdoor Tembos allow you to make surprisingly funky music simply by striking them.

description Full Description

Both intriguing and addictive, our interactive outdoor Tembos allow you to make surprisingly funky music simply by striking them with the firm PE (Polyethylene) foam paddles provided. Alternatively, you could go traditional and use your flip-flops!

Why Tembo? Well, the shape of the instruments reminded us of Elephant Trunks and thus became the inspiration for the name Tembo which means 'elephant' in Swahili.

The design of our Tembos is based on a group of instruments called 'plosive aerophones.'

To play a plosive aerophone, you strike the end of a long tube (traditionally bamboo) to give the air inside a bit of a jolt; this jolt then creates a vibration that makes a distinctive 'boing' sound as the air resonates within the tube. The tube length determines the pitch (how high or low the note is), and by making a set and varying the size of the tubes, you've created an instrument with a musical scale.

We've ditched the bamboo and made the Tembos from stainless steel, which we tune to the C-major pentatonic scale. A stylish support structure holds the six stainless steel pipes in a vertical orientation, with the tallest standing over 3m in height, creating a truly visual and audibly stunning experience.

Product Highlights

  • Suitable for All Ages 4+
  • Tall and Striking
  • Unique Sound
  • Disabled access / ADA
  • Inclusive Play

Note: Please reference linked product information below such as dimensions, installation documentation, and more (if available). If you need assistance and want to discuss product information with us, send us your questions and we will provide detailed answers!

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installation instructions (wrench tool) Installation Instructions

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Pentatonic Tembos

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All outdoor music products will arrive in plastic wrapped cardboard boxes, and are delivered by UPS. Items are typically shipped within 3 weeks of order date.

If any box is damaged in any way, note it on the signature form, and take photos of the damage (and shipping forms) before opening the box. Some items will arrive in a heavy-duty cardboard box, and any damage does need to be noted on the signature form for those as well.

We have very few instances where a box is damaged and almost zero instances when an instrument is damaged.

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If you wish to return outdoor musical instruments, you may use our online form for returns and refunds to initiate the process.

In the event items are returned, they will be checked-in, thoroughly inspected for damage, and we will contact you regarding your refund.

Note: All returned items will have a 30% restocking fee which covers the freight both ways and the cost of restocking the item.

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