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Wind Chimes Can Make The Outdoors Sing When planning a backyard area, typically people prefer to create just the perfect atmosphere with beautiful decorations and designs. Just about the most popular outdoor accessory is a beautifully crafted wind chime. For hundreds of years wind chimes have been a part of many cultures. It doesn't only create a sense of beauty to the space, the beautiful tinkling of the bells or chimes is a nice sound to hear early in the morning or during a summer evening relaxing outside. Spiritual History of Wind Chimes One of the main aspects of a wind chime is the unpredictability of the spontaneous melody. In Ancient Rome the sound of bells was regarded as a way to ward off evil, so artisans created beautifully crafted chimes that were powered with only the wind. The theory was that people could use mother nature herself to help them safeguard their homes. A similar trend emerged in Asia at basically the same time as they did in Rome. The presence of chimes has been noted at early as 1100 B.C.E. in various parts of Asia. They are still important today for religious ceremonies. Why Quality Matters When looking for that perfect wind chime to further improve your garden or meditation area, not just any chime will do as there are certain things to look for. Specific notes will play with the higher in quality chimes and expertly designed so that chimes create a pleasing melody when blown by the wind. Selecting a substandard chime or attempting to make your own could lead to an unbearable racket and nothing that will be calming or soothing to hear. Chimes can be made of many different substances. Aluminum, bamboo and earthenware are the more common materials used. A distinctive sound results with each and every material. Aluminum is the easiest material to correctly tune and is the least likely to chip or develop bad sound quality. Wind chimes are available in various tones like tinkling bells, the sound of gongs or the melodic alto and tenor notes that blends perfectly with the wind. Meditating in a Soothing Outdoor Sanctuary One of the most common modern uses of a wind chime is to use its relaxing tones to increase concentration and aid in meditation. Listening to the spontaneous music made from only the wind can be a relaxing experience and a way to clear your head of worry and stress even if you do not follow any particular belief system. Building a Chime Collection Before buying a wind chime, make sure that you know what tones it will produce. Using either western or Asian scales, the top quality chimes are tuned appropriately. Even though some will produce mellow sounds, others will have a more energetic or positive tone. When researching online for chimes, make sure there is a sample of the tones it will play before making any purchases. If there are a few chimes outside already that you own, make sure any new additions CreekTree Creative Resources, LLC

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Wind Chimes Can Make The Outdoors Sing do not clash with the tones they make or you could find yourself in a chaotic sounding environment. You can easily find a chime to add to your back yard so that you can better enjoy the sound of the wind whether you like the sounds of crystal, bamboo, metal or ceramics. With every breeze, Woodstock wind chimes produce beautiful sounds that you can enjoy; visit CreekTree Creative Resources to look into their selection. For additional information on CreekTree Creative Resources, see their website at

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Wind Chimes Can Make The Outdoors Sing  

With every breeze, Woodstock wind chimes produce beautiful sounds that you can enjoy; visit CreekTree Creative Resources to look into their...