Woodstock Chimes DCWG The Original Guaranteed Musically Tuned Chime Encore Wind Gong, Brass
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Let the breeze ring this gong for you; it's a great pick-me-up. Some believe that touching a gong will bring you fortune and strength. We can't guarantee that, but our affordable wind gong will certainly bring you pleasure every time you hear it ringing in the wind. Chinese instrument makers have made gongs for thousands of years and are deserving of their reputation of making the best in the world. Many processes go into creating the special sound of a Chinese Gong, including fine toning as a result of hand-hammering. In Buddhism, the gong is sounded at the start and end of each day. In Chinese temples, gongs are struck 108 times because it's believed that sentient beings have 108 types of worries. The teaching is this upon hearing the gong, worries will cease, wisdom will grow . Nothing has the ability to transport us to another time and place quite like the brilliant resonance of a gong. For over a thousand years, gongs of various types have played an important role in both the religious and secular music of many Asian cultures. Gongs were sounded to chase away evil spirits, warn of invading armies, heal the sick and invoke the spirits of the dead. To be touched by a gong was said to bring happiness and strength. Today, this revered instrument of warriors, emperors, princes and priests adds a special aura to any setting. Handcrafted using traditional methods, Woodstock Gongs bring the ancient wonders of the Far East home. In 1979, Grammy Award-winning musician and instrument designer Garry Kvistad created the first Woodstock Chime from an aluminum lawn chair he found in a landfill. Fascinated by the Scale of Olympos, a 7th century pentatonic scale that can’t be played on a modern piano, Garry cut and tuned 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 best selling, musically-tuned windchimes. Garry and his wife Diane still develop the chimes today as part of their family-owned business in New York’s Hudson Valley. Woodstock Chimes - The World's Favorite Windchime.
- Let the breeze ring this gong for you; it's a great pick-me-up
- Bubinga finish wood, brass bull's-eye gong
- Length: 38'' Width: 14'' Dia.: 10'' Overall chime length is measured from top of gather ring / knob to bottom of wind catcher
- Woodstock Gongs bring the ancient wonders of the Far East home
- In 1979, GRAMMY Award-winning musician and instrument designer Garry Kvistad created the first Woodstock Chime from an aluminum lawn chair he found in a landfill - Garry and his wife Diane founded Woodstock Chimes in 1979 and still develop the chimes today