! I'm not a percussionist!!!
I am a percusionist and this is the easiest way to describe it. Each bar is given a letter name. Each letter has a diffrent pitch to it. By using a mallet you strike the bar you wont to hit without hittin a node(screw that holds it down) which produces a sound from the vibration.
depends on what kind you are talking about. My brother has set that you play with mallets or there are small ones that you shake you hit a cow bell with a stick. You need to be a little more specific. :)
Hit the notes basically try youtube you can learn anything on there
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Best answer :)