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					The Science Behind Wind Chimes

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Summary:
Wind chimes have come a long way since their banging, clanging days of
old. Today’s precision-tuned wind chimes produce a melody as inviting,
sweet, and clear as the song sung by pristine waters cascading down a
mountain side on a hot summer’s day. That didn’t happen by accident. More
than an enhancement to home décor and garden yard décor, a quality wind
chime is crafted using a scientific approach to achieve the best sound
possible.

The lengths and placements of tubular ...


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Wind chimes have come a long way since their banging, clanging days of
old. Today’s precision-tuned wind chimes produce a melody as inviting,
sweet, and clear as the song sung by pristine waters cascading down a
mountain side on a hot summer’s day. That didn’t happen by accident. More
than an enhancement to home décor and garden yard décor, a quality wind
chime is crafted using a scientific approach to achieve the best sound
possible.

The lengths and placements of tubular pipes might look as though they
were put together haphazardly. In reality, their placement is dependant
upon where each pipe will vibrate most when struck by the clapper.

Areas of the pipe called “anti-nodes” resonate with a clearer, truer
sound. These special points are found at each end of the pipe, as well as
in the center. String placement is also important. Holes for the string
are drilled where the pipe vibrates least. This is known as the “node of
vibration.”

That eye-catching wind chime hung from a tree limb to complete garden
yard décor and landscape design is more than just lovely. It is a high
precision instrument that joyously plays nature’s song. It is conduit to
feng shui philosophy, based on the invisible yet tangible presence of
universal energy flowing throughout our environment.

Wind chimes sound best when tuned to the pentatonic scale, the same used
as the black keys on a piano. This type scale is best for generating
pleasing but random notes – like those generated by the wind. Type of
material used is also important. Some materials provide a clearer sound
than others. For decorative purposes, the pipes on some wind chimes are
made to look like copper. Some clappers are made from metal, some from
wood, or another material to produce variations of sound, different from
one another.

Besides making harmonious sounds generated by the force of air current,
the wood and metal used in the production of wind chimes further enhances
their connection to the feng shui philosophy and the importance of
elements.

A wind chime is among the most perfect gifts for Mother’s Day. They also
make meaningful anniversary gifts, and great personalized housewarming
gifts. That is because they not only enhance home decorating and add
interest to garden yard décor. They also are symbolic of harmony and
peace…important elements of any relationship.

A quality set of tuned wind chimes can be found in lawn and garden
stores, department stores, and some specialty shops. For your best
selection and competitive pricing, however, purchase wind chimes on line.

Wind chimes…a unique and lovely way to set the tone for peace and
harmony, while adding beauty and charm to your home or yard.

				
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