The use of a wind chime has been known throughout history as a way to provide beautiful sounds as well as create beautiful decorations. It has changed quite extensively over time, from a simple string with shells to the elaborate displays of metal tubes and glass of today. A wind chime can be used simply as a home decoration or as a way to help with certain types of pests. The spring time is usually when we see many more in the stores, with new designs, shapes and styles.
Getting Rid of Birds
While a wind chime may provide sounds that we as humans find pleasant, many types of animals do not find the sounds pleasing at all. Birds are generally scared by the sounds made as the wind blows through the wind chime. Other pests are also startled by the chime and tend to keep their distance.
Manufacturers sometimes say that their particular wind chime is a precision tuned musical instrument. In most cases, they have simply changed the length or the diameter of the tubes found in the chime to create a different sound. Some make an irregular shaped wind chime that produces a unique sound.
The Health Benefits
A wind chime can also be helpful in providing some health benefits through relaxation. The sound of the music created by the chime is soothing, helping tension and stress to leave the body. Wind chimes also make wonderful gifts. Sometimes you can purchase a wind chime at a very affordable cost on clearance or other types of sales which will provide years of benefit to the recipient through its high quality construction.
A wind chime is tuned by adjusting the striker to the optimal location on the tube to produce the best possible sound. This is done through moving the striker along a string until the best sound is achieved. Many sounds produced by a wind chime can be changed quickly and easily by simply moving the striker plate to another location. It can be fun to play with the adjustment to create different sounds and see how many you can create that are still pleasing, although they may not be the optimal sound.
During the springtime, there are many new wind chimes introduced of different colors, shapes and sizes. Some are very inexpensive while others are very high priced; depending usually on the material that the wind chime is made from.