The way that the Tinka-Tune was intended for installation against the structural features of a house really expresses the designer's desire to make music more accessible to children. This proposal improves upon the concept of the designated music room or corner in a home and involves the attachment of wooden keys along walls and around columns.
Phil So's versatile and customizable xylophone comprises a set of sweet-sounding sugar maple tabs that are color-coded and alphabetically labeled with the notes to which they correspond. The mounting of a magnetized rail allows kids to arrange the keys in any order they choose, though guidance is offered through a starter song book. When set up in a descending sequence, the Tinka-Tune can even be played by a rolling marble.