Pitched percussion generally have blades arranged in accordance with the principles of the keyboard. In relation to that some of this type can play standard melodies, harmonic intervals tones are sounded simultaneously. The sound produced by banged sticks on the strips available.
The instrument is played in an upright position so that the blade-blade inclined sideways, as he held the back of the left hand. Meanwhile, the right hand holding the stick and slapped on these strips to produce tones. This instrument is one of the marching bands complement instruments.