The two rods are tuned to a comparable pitch to produce a pulsing tone called" beating." Tibetan monks utilize small cymbals called tingsha, which are sounded to mark the beginning and end of a period of meditation. You can use your Zenergy Meditation Chime in similar way. The two rods are expertly tuned to almost, however not quite, the same pitch. When both are struck at the very same time, an acoustical phenomenon referred to as "beating" is produced. The rods will seem to ring with the exact same pitch, but you will discover a distinct pulsation or rhythm in this case, roughly 12 beats per second.Woodstock Chimes are the original, musically-tuned, high-quality windchimes understood around the world for their superior sound. When listening to a Woodstock Chime, you hear an alright musical instrument played by the wind, perfectly hand-tuned using the ancient system of "musical articulation" based upon natural harmonics. This indicates the frequencies at which the various tubes vibrate and are tuned to one another by basic whole-number ratios. Tones that are related in this way produce the most gorgeous musical intervals. The sonic effect is incredibly pure and relaxing.Over 30 years ago, Grammy award-winning artist and instrument designer Gary Kvistad produced the first Woodstock Chime from an aluminum lawn chair he discovered in a garbage dump. Fascinated by the Scale of Olympos, a 7th century pentatonic scale that can't be reproduced on a modern piano, Garry cut and tuned the yard chair tubes to the exact frequency of the ancient scale. The resulting Chimes of Olympos was the first Woodstock Chime and is still among our best selling, musically-tuned chimes. Garry and his wife Diane established Woodstock Chimes in 1979 and still produce the chimes today. It remains a family-owned business in New York's Hudson Valley.Tibetan monks mark the beginning and end of a meditation period with small cymbals. This chime can be used for the same purpose. When struck at the same time, the two rods begin ringing with a pulsating beat, which increases ones focus and awareness. The rods are attached to a smooth, cherry-finished wood base that measures 7-1/2 inches long, small enough to sit comfortably on a meditation table or by the bed. A rubber-tipped mallet is included for striking the metal tubes.Musician Gary Kvistad founded Woodstock Chimes in 1979, and today the family-owned business produces a wide variety of handmade, precision-tuned chimes.A one-year guarantee covers the chime against manufacturing defects, and all tuned Woodstock Chimes feature a lifetime tuning guarantee. -- Ann Bieri
- Enjoy the sparkling sound produced by this set of tuned rods, also referred to as beating
- Cherry finished ash wood base with 2 silver solid rods and mallet
- Length: 7" Width: 2"
- Perfect for use in a classroom, as a gift or in your daily meditation practice
- Over Thirty Years ago, Grammy acclaimed musician and instrument designer Gary Kvistad developed the very first Woodstock Chime from an aluminum yard chair he discovered in a landfill; Garry and his better half, Diane, founded Woodstock Chimes in 1979 and still produce the chimes today