Band-in-a-Box - Hum! Jangle! Shake!
Band-in-a-Box - Hum! Jangle! Shake!
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Band-in-a-Box - Hum! Jangle! Shake!
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Band-in-a-Box - Hum! Jangle! Shake!

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Got music? Everything needed for a solo performance or to form a marching band. Features a xylophone, a kazoo, castanets, a harmonica and a jingle stick in a wooden crate! Ideal for involving preschoolers in the musical experience.

Item # 1318

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Melissa & DougBand-in-a-Box - Hum! Jangle! Shake!
 
3.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Entertaining (3)
  • Great value (3)
  • Interactive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoor (3)
  • Young children (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box - Hum! Jangle! Shake!:

Great! It was easy and fast shipping.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love!

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box - Hum! Jangle! Shake!:

My grandson is enjoying his new band in a box and I consider it his first official music lesson from me. I can't say my daughter and son-in-law love it as much as I do, because they are not as noise loving as I am, so it's strictly a Nonna/ Maxwell activity. And that's awesome.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Disappointing

By 

from Tulsa

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box - Hum! Jangle! Shake!:

This was a very disappointing toy set. The harmonica is awful, the xylophone was worse. The only thing that works is the castanets.

 
5.0

Drummer in the making.

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box - Hum! Jangle! Shake!:

My 3 year old granddaughter wants to be a percussionist just like her grandpop.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Disappointing. Save your money.

By 

from San Francisco

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box - Hum! Jangle! Shake!:

For the price, it's not fair to expect concert quality instruments, but it is perfectly fair to expect the items to do what they're supposed to do on a basic level. The xylophone and the harmonica don't work. It's hard to elaborate without demonstrating, but the sound from the bars on the xylophone were blunted (had no sustain) or flat out had the wrong pitch (even the plastic Playskool models can accomplish acceptably accurate pitch) and the harmonica sounded as if it had been thrown against a wall and had the reeds knocked out of alignment, making it sound detuned. Manufacturing these instruments can be done in cost effective ways while still retaining good outcomes with sound quality. Durability might be another story, but they're not supposed to be family heirlooms at this price (which is fine). Still, it's fair to expect that they do what they were designed to do.

No word from the company after writing, so I guess this will just end up in the landfill. Save your money, though. You can get separate pieces that will actually work for pretty cheap and you won't be driven crazy by the dissonant noises your child makes even when using the pieces correctly.

 
4.0

Mostly Awesome

By 

from Baltimore, MD

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box - Hum! Jangle! Shake!:

We got this for my daughter's birthday. We picked this specifically due to her love of all things musical.

Within an hour we threw away the harmonica (cheap plastic harmonica that blew so horribly out of tune and high pitched at that!) and the kazoo (there wasn't any way to actually get air through it or anything inside of it to create the classic, kazoo sound!).

That being said, we love the box it came in. 2 years later and that is still what we store them in. All of the other instruments play nicely and have held up through 2 years of play and a cross country move. If you want a kazoo or harmonica, look elsewhere, otherwise this box is for you!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

beginner band set

By 

from Cary, NC

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box - Hum! Jangle! Shake!:

I bought this set for my 2 year old. The harmonica, jingle stick, and the castanets were a hit. However, the xylophone and the kazoo were a huge disappointment. No sound will come out of the kazoo. As for the xylophone, the only time we can really hear different musical notes is if we run the wooden mallet quickly across all of the bars at one time. If we simply hit each bar separately, the sounds are very close and not at all entertaining for our little one.

 
3.0

Good start

By 

from British Columbia

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box - Hum! Jangle! Shake!:

It is a great beginner set with tons of learning to be had. The quality is not amazing which is why I only gave it 3 stars.It is great that it comes on a wooden tray that you can take out, your child can paint and use to play with Melissa and Doug play food.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Noise makers, not instruments

By 

from Ontario, Canada

About Me Parent

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Colorful
  • Fun

Cons

  • Poor Quality
  • Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Young Children

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box - Hum! Jangle! Shake!:

We didn't realize the instruments wouldn't be tuned. For example, the xylophone's keys are not in order. They are just random notes, not in a scale.

That makes this a really poor toy for people who would like children to learn something about music.

It's only useful as a noise maker. A shame from a toy company I had trusted to make good quality toys. As a Kindergarten teacher and mother, I would not recommend this toy.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I am buying this again and recommend it

By 

from Lexington, NC

About Me Grandparent

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy Assembly
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Great Value
  • Interactive
  • Realistic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Imaginative Play
    • Indoor
    • Young Children

    Comments about Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box - Hum! Jangle! Shake!:

    My grandkids love this kit and the sister kit that has the triangle. The harmonica is everyone's favorite! Buying this for great-nephews!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    • Product: 1.75" x 7.35" x 13.25" Packaged 2.4 lbs
    • Package: 14.5" H x 11" W x 2.3" L