Some may feel the sound is so annoying, while some other just love it..
For me, one of the many things I love to be aware of are the ‘tinkling of wind chimes’.
The tinkling coming from a tuned wind chime is unique, creating an aura of tranquility and serenity that will flow through any living space. These would be a nice change from the loud, chaotic noises we hear everyday.The tones and vibrations of wind chimes would help to calm your mind, soothe your nerves as well as discharge your entire stress that would have built up.
Wind chimes work when wind goes through them and knocks the chimes into an object in the middle, then generating the whimsical music we love to hear. The comforting sound made by the chimes might be just the thing your loved ones need to build a space where they can relax and unwind from the stresses of life.
The Origin of Wind Chime
Wind chimes have a long and varied history. Their development spans cultures, continents and uses. As one of the world’s first musical instruments, wind chimes have long been known for their soothing, meditative and sometimes earthly sounds. As a result of their unique sound, wind chimes have served as a way of shaping the atmosphere of natural environments for millennia.
The wind chime can trace its lineage back almost 5000 years. The first evidence of wind chimes, found at archeological sites in South East Asia, dates them to about 3000 B.C. Primitive constructions of bone, wood or bamboo, stone or shells, the earliest wind chimes were thought to be used to ward off evil spirits. However evidence exists that wind chimes had a more practical use as well; digs in Bali, Indonesia show that farmers used the sound wind chimes and wind clappers make to scare birds and other animals from their cultivated fields. By 2000 B.C. the wind chime had been developed independently along the shores of the Mediterranean and was being cast in bronze by the ancient Egyptians
Metal wind chimes also became an important component of Chinese religious rituals when the culture became proficient at metal working. Around 1000 B.C. they learned how to forge iron and began creating ritual bells for use in religious ceremonies.It wasn’t until about 400 B.C. that wind chimes were also found in Japan. The Japanese also practiced a form of Feng Shui that was related to the Shinto religion. In this case the bells and wind chimes were used to summon nature spirits as well as disperse negative energy from a premises.
In the North, Northwest as well as West, metal wind chimes are a great choice while wooden wind chimes work properly in the South, Southeast and East. In line with Feng Shui, you will be able to select the quantity of rods in line with the type of treatment you desire. For instance, four, six, seven, eight or eighteen rods could likewise be used for good fortune.
Setting Up The Wind Chimes
Setting up wind chimes is sort of simple, regardless of the location you choose.
Select a location that your chimes could have freedom of motion and never be hindered.Wind chimes are usually found on a veranda, but not often. They are at times made use of in order to accentuate a long window or included to deliver elegance to a kitchen space.Gardens will be yet another much-loved location to put them. Nowadays, wind chimes will not be only utilised for decoration or for fending off animals; they are also utilised as musical tools and are utilised by sailors to check the weather.
So, why you are waiting???
Get a wind chime (if you are trying, even you can make one)..
Enjoy the tinkling.. Listen your mind..