Woodstock Magical Mystery Chime
~ BUTTERFLY'S FAREWELL ~
Tuned Wind Chimes by Woodstock Percussion (MMBF)
Must be heard! Special acoustic effect makes "Madam Butterfly" soar
Tuned to the operatic finale in Puccini's Madama Butterfly, this chime is one of three new Mystery Chimes by Woodstock. This Butterfly's Farewell Chime mirrors the strikingly beautiful pentatonic melody at the climactic finale of that popular opera. When all is lost, the leading soprano uses a full range of human emotion to express her intense passion to restore her honor as the music builds in this tragic love story. Using Octave Doubling, the notes D, E, G, A, B are repeated one octave apart. "Octave Doubling" is described in the next paragraph.
Woodstock's new Mystery Chimes feature a musical phenomenon known as Octave Doubling. Here's how it works -- you remember the Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do scale from the "Sound of Music"? The "Do" note that comes at the start and end of this scale are the same note, an octave apart. Notes separated by an octave are considered harmonically equivalent and "ring" together in a way that adds a pleasing sound to the music. These Magical Mystery Chimes take this theory to the extreme -- all the notes of the chimes are matched with its "octave double". Never before used in windchimes, this special tuning creates a heightening of the harmonics, creating a song that must be heard to be believed. Check it out at www.woodstockchimes.com/t-octave-aspx.
All three of the new Mystery Chimes sound great together.
- Dimensions:39 in. Overall Length (what is overall length? click here)
- Materials: Teak finish ash wood, 10 silver anodized aluminum tubes
- Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Packaged in a Woodstock gift box
- Woodstock Percussion, Inc. products carry a one-year limited warranty (see www.chimes.com). In addition, Woodstock precision-tuned chimes with aluminum tubes carry a lifetime tuning guarantee.
- A pic of this chime's musical scale is shown above
Maintenance: Every part of a Woodstock Chime is weather protected. Over time, however, those layers of protection can begin to wear. To enjoy your Woodstock Chimes for years to come, we suggest the following simple maintenance tips --
Periodically, apply a thin layer of Danish or lemon oil with a clean cloth to the hardwood parts. Regular oiling will help protect the wood and retard the natural aging process.
Woodstock Chimes tubes are made of anodized aluminum that will not rust when exposed to the elements. However, over time, the aluminum may show pitting as a result of environmental factors. Please note this will not affect the beautiful tones of your chimes. If necessary, use mild soap and water (or a foaming, non-abrasive cleanser) to clean the tubes. You can also use very fine #00 steel wool to polish and restore your aluminum tubes.
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