The Ludwig-Musser LMXYLO Student Xylophone Kit is intended for mallet students who take their sound seriously. The Padauk bars are superior in sound to the aluminum bars that come on student bell kits. The 2.5 octave scale allows for the most range while remaining extremely portable. The exclusive Ludwig by ProLogix practice pad has a superior feel than traditional plastic pads. The kit includes everything you need to get started on mallet percussion, a stand for the xylophone and practice pad, and the rolling carry case which allows for easy transport to and from class.