Tuned to the notes of the walking bass line first made famous by blues artists in the 1920-feet s and popularized in Chicago blues clubs
5 silver-colored aluminum tubes; cherry wood top, clapper and wind catcher; durable, braided nylon cord
Boogie-Woogie style, heard in 5 notes of Chicago blues chime, is most enduring element of blues and has influenced countless jazz and rock musicians
Sounds beautiful with the woodstock chimes of Bali as well as the cambridge and kensington series
Measures 25-inch overall length; 20-inch from the top wooden piece to the bottom of the wind catcher and longest tube is 14-inch
Turn your garden into a tribute to the legendary sound of the blues and the great city of Chicago with the Woodstock Chicago blues chime. Chicago blues has a jazz feel yet remains true to the blues tradition. Chicago blues is also known for its heavy rolling bass, which is one reason this chime is tuned to a baseline (rather than a melody). Woodstock chimes are the original, musically-tuned, high-quality windchimes known worldwide for their superior sound. When listening to a Woodstock chime, you hear a fine musical instrument played by the wind, perfectly hand-tuned using the ancient system of “just intonation” based on natural harmonics. This means the frequencies at which the different tubes vibrate are related to one another by simple whole-number ratios. Tones that are related in this way produce the most beautiful musical intervals. The sonic effect is exceptionally pure and soothing. More than 30 years ago, the first Woodstock chime was created by founder and owner Garry Kvistad from an aluminum lawn chair he found in a landfill. As a professional musician and instrument designer, he was fascinated by the scales of Olympos, a 7th century pentatonic scale that can’t be played on a modern piano. Garry had the idea to cut and tune the lawn chair tubes to the exact frequency of the ancient scale. The resulting chimes of Olympos was the first Woodstock chime and is still one of our bestselling windchimes. Garry and his wife Diane founded Woodstock percussion, Inc. In 1979 and it remains a family-owned business in new York’s Hudson valley.
Woodstock Chimes Chicago Blues Windchime - B00004WYO8