Metallic Wind Chime with Relaxing Melody

Wind chimes are one of those love / hate kind of things. They start out being relaxing and pretty, but eventually they just become twinkly and annoying – every note grating on your nerves. Before too long your image of relaxing musical notes drifting across the garden has become finger-nails being scraped down an old style school, chalk-board… There’s a reason why this happens and it’s to do with musical scales and note-pairs. Most wind chimes are just pieces of metal or wood that have been roughly tuned, but not necessarily to any known musical scale or notes. They are hung together, usually in a circle of deepening note sounds. Although this might seem logical, what it actually means is that as the wind moves...