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Rhapsody® Outdoor Musical Instruments

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Playground Overview

This superior collection of chimes, metallophones and drums welcome polished musicians and musical newbies alike to explore the power of rhythm, experience subtle shifts in tone, and discover the many ways individual sounds can be creatively combined. Rhapsody® Outdoor Musical Instruments invite kids and adults of all ages to join the band.

  • Artful design looks appropriate near playgrounds, in parks, on trails, or in sculpture gardens
  • Authentically designed for playing music or just striking notes and beats
  • Precision manufacturing for consistency in tone
  • Durable materials for years of music-making
  • Mallets optimized to produce the best sound for each range of notes

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Playground Details

  • Project Price Range

  • $0K-$19K

    Pricing reflects only the equipment shown in the 3D render above. For international and exact pricing, please contact your local playground consultant.

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Playground products shown in video may not be appropriate for every age group. Playsystems shown in video are for demonstration purposes only. Product configurations may vary.

Video features the line of Rhapsody Outdoor Musical Instruments.

[video: the background is filled with music notes faded images of piano keys and guitar strings. The scene spirals forward though the cluster of music notes and rustic paper. White text in the center of the screen reads: Rhapsody™ by Landscape Structures, Outdoor Musical Instruments.]

[video: a scene of children playing large playground chimes appears in the center of the screen. Ripped paper edges decorate the sides of the video with the music note background on either side. White text appears in the middle of the screen reading: Grandioso™ Chimes.]

[video: a young girl plays a xylophone type instrument with a hand mallet. Ripped paper edges decorate the sides of the video with the music note background on either side. White text appears in the middle of the screen reading: Animato™ Metallophone.]

[video: close-up of a woman’s hands as she plays a xylophone type instrument with two hand mallets. Ripped paper edges decorate the sides of the video with the music note background on either side. White text appears in the middle of the screen reading: Vivo™ Metallophone.]

[video: a young boy taps the top of a standing angled drum. Ripped paper edges decorate the sides of the video with the music note background on either side. White text appears in the middle of the screen reading: Kundu Drum.]

[video: camera pans across the back of a young girl as she bangs on the top of a large playground drum. Ripped paper edges decorate the sides of the video with the music note background on either side. White text appears in the middle of the screen reading: Kettle Drum.]

[video: camera pans across the back of a young girl as she bangs on the top of a large playground drum. Ripped paper edges decorate the sides of the video with the music note background on either side. White text appears in the middle of the screen reading: Kettle Drum.]

[video: close-up of an angled drum with a family’s hands as they reach over to tap the drum. Ripped paper edges decorate the sides of the video with the music note background on either side. White text appears in the middle of the screen reading: Goblet Drum.]

[video: the scene and the background float and fade away. A man stands in front of the Grandioso Chimes as he speaks to the camera. A banner made of rustic paper with music notes and piano keys appears at the bottom of the screen. White text on the banner reads: Tom Keller.]

Tom: I’m Tom Keller I’m an industrial designer for Landscape Structures. Paramount to the design of the equipment was the sound, that’s what the number one thing that we concentrated on.

Tom voiceover: And of course, along with that comes to the construction of the equipment. So, the durability how it lasts in an outdoor setting, that is who we are as a company and that’s where we concentrated on.

[video: an overhead panning view across a playground play area with nature inspired rock climbers, log steppers, and bridges. The camera pans overhead to a boy playing the Vivo Metallophone at the outdoor musical instrument play area of the playground. Scene switches to a ground side view of a group of children playing the metallophones and drums at the outdoor musical instrument play area. Camera switches and focuses on a boy as he aggressively plays the Grandioso Chimes with the hand mallets. Camera switches to a top down view of a young girl seated in a wheelchair. A woman hands the girl a hand mallet to play the Grandioso Chimes. Scene switches back to Tom as he speaks to the camera while standing next to a Metallophone.]

Tom: The mechanics that we involved in each of the pieces in the music line-

Tom voiceover: really employ a very again sophisticated and yet simple element in how they’re attached to the steel backer to the actual placement and the node points of each note. And how we can hold them rigidly in an outdoor environment and again how they’re going to last, what’s going to make this so much different than what’s currently in the field.

[video: camera views underneath the Vivo Metallophone. Camera switches to a view underneath the Animato Metallophone. Scene switches to a close-up of Tom’s hand as he drags his hang across the Permalene covering on the Vivo Metallophone. Close-up of Tom’s hand as he grabs a few of the cylinder notes of the Vivo Metallophone. Scene switches to a close-up of the cable base system of the Grandioso Chimes. Camera angles changes to a view up at the suspended cylinder notes of the Grandioso Chimes. Scene switches to a close-up of the nuts and blocks on the back side of the Vivo Metallophone.  Scene switches back to a close-up of Tom as he continues to speak to the camera. Music notes flood the screen transitioning into the next scene of a close-up of a child grabbing a hand mallet from its Permalene holder. Tom holds onto one of the mallets and explains its making and design.]

Tom: So, this simple element right here we went to a urethane over molded sphere on an aluminum shaft that’s been swagged onto this cable that’s attached firmly in position.

Tom voiceover: Our equipment is going to meet playground standards. And with that we wanted to make sure that if a child is using the equipment.

[video: camera views from underneath a Metallophone as a child grabs one of the hand mallets from its holder. The camera pans up to the backside of the metallophone as the girl begins to play it. Scene switches to a side close-up view of a young girl as she plays the Animato Metallophone. Scene switches back to Tom as he shows the ease of how to release the mallets from their holder.]

Tom: and they were to somehow come down here and get their head in there or their neck in place then we’ve devised this what we’re calling a quick-release mechanism so that simple force is applied, and it pops out of the holder. I mean more than that it just simply comes out.

[video: Tom pulls the mallet straight down from its “C” shaped holder to release it. The camera zooms in for a close-up of Tom pulling the mallet through the holder again.]

Tom voiceover: What also makes this unique because we’ve provided a place to put the mallet every time after they’ve been used and that’s going to help the groundskeepers the maintenance people.

[video: Tom situates a mallet in its holder at the Grandioso Chimes. He again applied pressure to the mallet connecting cable to show the easy release from the holder. Scene switches back to Tom standing by the Animato Metallophone. The screen fills with music paper and music notes and symbols transitioning into the next scene of a close-up of a woman’s hand playing the Grandioso Chimes with a mallet.]

Tome voiceover: The beauty is in the actual mechanics of the equipment.

[video: the camera pans up to the woman’s face as she plays the chimes. Scene switches to Tom at the Grandioso Chimes.]

Tom: Inside of this tube and of course you can’t see it but there’s a hook assembly that attaches to the node points rather.

Tom voiceover: They control the actual tonal quality of the pieces are the notes.

[video: close-up of mallets hitting the tubular notes of the Grandioso Chimes. Camera switches to a side view of a man and woman as they stand at the Grandioso Chimes. The woman grabs one of the tubular notes. Scene switches back to a close-up of mallets hitting the Grandioso Chimes.]

Tom voiceover: There is a spring tensioning device that provides very stable conditions for it. We don’t want this to turn into a wind chime.

[video: side view of a young boy as he plays the Grandioso Chimes. Scene switches back to Tom standing by the Grandioso Chimes.]

Tom: We want this to be actual notes that you know the neighbors aren’t going to want to hear this thing late at night if the wind is blowing so that’s one of the reasons why we employ that device.

[video: The screen fills with music paper and music notes and symbols transitioning into the next scene of Tom standing by the Grandioso Chimes.]

Tom: As with all the pieces we used anthropometrics.

Tom voiceover: Consistent with wheelchair users, to have them be able to wheel up have access to the equipment and to be able to use it as the full range.

[video: camera views across the outdoor musical instrument play area were families gather around the several instruments. Scene switches to a side view of a man seated in a wheelchair at the Grandioso Chimes. A boy with a case on his arm plays the chimes with one of the mallets. Camera switches to a view of the man and the boy from behind the chimes. They play the chimes with the mallets. Camera zooms in for a close-up profile view of the man. Scene switches back to Tom as he speaks to the camera.]

Tom: It’s important to us every time we design something for Landscape Structures that we consider the ability of all users.

[video: a young girl smiles to someone off camera as she plays one of the metallophones. The screen fills with music paper and music notes and symbols transitioning into the next scene of a full line of Rhapsody Outdoor Musical instruments in a park with the Minneapolis skyline in the background.]

Tom voiceover: Aesthetics were of course a very important consideration that we made.

[video: A Vivo Metallophone set up overlooking a riverside. Scene switches to a Grandioso Chimes set overlooking a river side. Camera switches back to Tom standing by a Vivo Metallophone speaking to the camera.]

Tom: All of the nuts bolts fasteners etcetera are not visible. We of course use theme they’re a very important part of each of the designs.

Tom voiceover: But they’re not easily apparent and we wanted the designs to be very clean, very aesthetically pleasing contemporary and so all the material choices including the fasteners etcetera were part of the design aesthetic.

[video: view of a young girl as she plays the Vivo Metallophone. Scene switches to a boy playing the Vivo Metallophone. Camera switches to a close-up of the boy’s hands as he plays the metallophone. Camera angles switches to a full view of the backside of the Animato Metallophone. A boy plays the metallophone. Scene switches back to a close-up of mallets playing the Vivo Metallophone. Camera switches to a side view of a boy playing the Vivo Metallophone. Scene switches to a close-up side view of mallets playing on the Animato Metallophone. The screen fills with music paper and music notes and symbols transitioning into the next scene of Tom standing by the drums at the outdoor musical play area.]

Tom: For as simple as these look this is one element that we spent a lot of time on.

Tom voiceover: What we used is a polycarbonate skin that is literally stretched over a spun steel sphere or not sphere but vessel rather. And along with that because it is under tension we’re able to produce a more true drum sound.

[video: Scene switches to two children and a man as they play the large Kettle, Kundu, and Goblet drums. Camera slowly zooms out from a close-up of the man’s ands as he plays the Kettle drum. Scene switches to a view of a boy as he plays a Kundu drum and the Kettle drum at the same time. Girl’s play on the Grandioso Chimes and the Vivo Metallophone in the background. Scene switches back to Tom as she speaks about how they stretched the skin over the drum vessel. Scene switches to a ground view up to a group of children and a woman as they play all three playground drums. Scene switches to the camera zooming close to a young girl playing the Goblet drum. Camera switches to a boy and girl playing a Goblet drum with a man seated in a wheelchair. Scene switches to two children and a man as they play the large Kettle, Kundu, and Goblet drums. Camera switches back to Tom as he plays a beat on the Kundu Drum. The screen fills with music paper and music notes and symbols transitioning into the next scene of Tom pointing to the back of the Goblet drum. The drum has small holes drill in the back of it in the shape of a hexagon.]

Tom: Holes can form one thing that’s really important in a playground setting, it’s a place for bees to go so, if this was left open the sound would be just as good but we would invite critters bees, spiders, etcetera to the inside of these vessels and that’s something that we didn’t want.

[video: The screen fills with music paper and music notes and symbols transitioning into the next scene of Tom standing in the Outdoor Musical Instrument play area with his arms stretched out to his sides.

Tom: Here it is LSI’s new music line that we call Rhapsody.

Tom voiceover: Six different components each unique each has a different sound each is true to LSI’s commitment to quality, durability, and one most importantly good looks.

[video: camera pans across a group of girls playing the Kettle and Kundu drum while families play on the Grandioso Chimes and Vivo Metallophone in the background. Scene switches to a side view of a boy and girl as they play the Vivo Metallophone together. Scene switches to a top down view of two girls as they play the Grandioso Chimes in slow motion. Camera angles switches to a side view of the girls as they continue to play the chimes. Scene switches to a side view of two boys playing the Animato Metallophone while a man seated in a wheelchair watches them. Scene switches back to Tom standing at the Outdoor Musical Instrument play area speaking to the camera. The screen fills with music paper and music notes as white text appears in the center of the screen reading: Music is Joy!]

[video: The Landscape Structures logo appears in the center of the screen. The Landscape Structures logo is made of a ribbon shaped undulated above the text Landscape Structures.]

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