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RESERVED FOR CARRIE--Handheld Pipe Chimes Musical Instruments

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This set of 20 handmade handheld chimes is the perfect recipe for a great time. Each chime corresponds to a specific note. The chimes are made of durable metal and are labeled 1-20. They are made from high quality galvanized metal tubing, sandblasted for a nice matte finish, and precision-cut to the correct length to create a specific note. String material and string aperture engineered for optimal resonance. The custom case is included and has individual pockets for each chime, which are then held in place with a thick band of elastic along the top. Roll it up, fasten the velcro strap and you are good to go! Made out of thick, sturdy fabric.

Also included with the chimes is a list of what note correspond with each chime, so your playlist is virtually endless!

Traditionally, each person holds one chime and strikes it with the provided wooden dowel when their turn comes along, but for an added challenge try manning two chimes at once! :)

Great for children and adults alike! A fabulous option for families, church, school, family reunions, birthday parties, etc.

These chimes are ready to ship.

**Also check out our custom DVDs to enhance your experience! Follow the bouncing ball--it will tell you when to strike your chime in order to play the selected song! We currently have two DVDs--Children's songs, and Christmas songs. Sold separately.**

A word on pitch (for you true-blue music lovers):

We went through a lot of trouble to accurately tune the chimes because we wanted to true them up with a scale that would allow them to be played in concert with other instruments.

The chimes were pitched by measuring the frequency of a tuned piano's notes, and then by adjusting the length of each chime until the frequency matched within 1 Hz. Slight variations in length as well as the thickness of the walls of the chimes account for a small (+- ~1Hz) margin of error, but it isn't audibly different from tuned instruments playing the same note.

Interesting note - we discovered that both the placement of the hole through which the holding string passes and the material of the string itself significantly affect the timbre of the musical notes. A mechanical engineer developed a formula for the placement of the hole as a function of the length of the chime. The best string material we found through simple trial and error. :)

There are 20 chimes, chromatically spaced every half step from B flat through F on the next octave up.

Video with audio located here: youtu.be/dMGK7WHQRic

Supervision recommended for younger children.

RESERVED FOR CARRIE--Handheld Pipe Chimes Musical Instruments

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: metal conduit, string, elastic, fabric, wooden dowel, vinyl numbers
  • Only ships to United States from Utah, United States.
  • Feedback: 8 reviews
  • Favorited by: 36 people