What makes Awesome sounding Wind Chimes; by Glenn Mast
You may hear a wind chime that sounds OK, and then there are wind chimes that sound awesome and you want to hear ring over and over again, because the sound is so pleasing and relaxing. You may wonder why some produce the most pleasing sounds while others do not?
Tuning to the pan tonic scale of Middle C is the most pleasing sound to the human ear - no matter who hears it, they enjoy it.
First the desired length is chosen and cut. Next the approximate nodal point is found. This is where the resonance carries the longest, and where the oscilloscope is mounted. Third, the column is physically struck to tell when it is in tune. The oscilloscope will register when the purest sound for the note is being produced. This is where the first hole is drilled. Continue to work from the largest column to smaller columns in this manner, and the wind chime will be perfectly tuned.
The best material for making this beautiful harmonic tune is T6 aluminum - the hardest aluminum known to man. Also the length, gauge and Dia. of the tubes make a huge difference in the sound of wind chimes. Usually the more inexpensive they are the more clinky they sound.
When you look over the assortment of sizes, shapes, and designs of chimes you find in the stores, listen very carefully for the rich, full tones produced by a high quality set of aluminum columns. These are your heirloom wind chimes wind which will be passed on from generation to generation.
Resource: Glenn Mast is a successful business owner of a couple
websites that offer Amish Handcrafted Products. His sites offer products
and information about Amish Made Products & decor for your home,
lawn or garden.