Percussion Play Talk Tubes (Outdoor Musical Instrument)
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An old-school concept, our stainless-steel Talk Tubes allow children to talk, sing or whisper across the playground which encourages social interaction, cooperative and imaginative play on top of being a fun way to learn about how sound is transmitted.
The 3” diameter rigid MDPE pipe transmits sound perfectly with the minimum 2.5” internal diameter essential for clear speech transmission. Even the softest whispers can be heard!
As standard, we will include 12m (40ft) of piping with the underground connection kit however additional 6m (20ft) sections of pipe are purchased separately, extending the range of the Talk Tubes up to a suggested maximum distance of 50m (160ft).
A pair of stainless steel large ‘sound cones’ are designed for optimal sound capture, blocking other playground noise from disturbing what you are hearing. The cones come complete with anti-debris mesh and are angled to avoid the ingress of water. The cones are installed at two different heights to ensure they're suitable for varied age ranges.
Children will delight as the ‘speaker’ places his mouth in one sound cone and the ‘receiver’ on the other side of the playground listens into the other to hear their secret message being sent along the air pipe.
Great for encouraging children to experiment with sound and active listening skills, Talk Tubes are inclusive and all the family can join the fun including those with limited ability or in wheelchairs. Talk Tubes have valuable elements of sensory play and are perfect to install in a playground, along a sensory path, or walkway.
- Allows children to talk over a distance
- Adds an auditory and sensory element to your play area
- Develops language and listening skills
- Encourages fantasy play
- Inclusive Play
Christy Schink - Associate Director of Youth and Outreach Services Librarian, Scenic Library Missouri
We have Soprano Quartet instruments at 5 of our 9 library branches and are hoping to add them to all of our branches. We were looking for something to pull people out onto our outdoor patios in our new buildings, and these have been perfect. The company is great to work with and their products are exceptionally high quality.
Principal Carmen Montero Graf, Ed.D. East Garner Elementary School, Garner, North Carolina
“Our new Music Teacher at East Garner Elementary School will be taking lots of lessons in the playground using the new instruments this year. I’m excited to see if we have any budding musicians and how we can help nurture their talent.”
Meet the Percussion Play App
Music for the Great Outdoors.
Download our App and play our outdoor Akadinda with just your device and fingertips!
The App also includes a comprehensive resource for landscape architects, playground designers, senior living managers, school or nursery leaders, music therapists, or park and recreation professionals. Information contained on the App includes; installation instructions, videos, dimension and plan drawings, product certificates, and lots and lots of images.
Why would you need the App? The app is “native” to the device on which it’s designed to run so it loads and operates faster than a responsive website on the same device. Additionally, once downloaded, the app doesn’t need an Internet connection to work, which means it can always be opened and used. This is handy when you're not connected and want a critical piece of information whilst in the field.
About Percussion Play
Outdoor Musical Instruments should, of course, be heard and an important factor in choosing the right instrument is the sound it makes. By selecting an instrument, you will be able to listen to a sound recording or watch a short video of the instrument being played.
There is no greater joy than finding the right instrument and we hope this makes it easier for you to select the right outdoor musical instrument for you, your school, or your outdoor environment or play area.
Percussion instruments are the oldest type of musical instrument with many different musical personalities. As our Company name implies, all our instruments are true percussion instruments, designed explicitly for permanent outdoor installation.
Constraints of volume and space disappear outdoors and players can experiment and explore the sounds of these large-scale percussion instruments freely.
The term percussion means ‘struck’ and strictly speaking percussion instruments are those that will produce a sound when they are struck with a beater, mallet, or hand. New instruments are always being invented and added to the percussionist’s repertoire – likewise, Percussion Play is always developing and expanding its range of outdoor musical instruments.
For example the recent launch of Inspired By Nature, a collection of nature-themed botanical outdoor musical instruments beginning with musical flowers. So be sure to check back regularly to see what’s new in the world of outdoor percussion!