Chromatic (12 tone) Harmonycicles
Overall dimensions are approximately 34 inches wide and 18 inches high, with 1/2 inch aluminum bars. Comes with mallet and adjustable hanging accessories. Age 7 and up.
This beautiful sounding instrument is perfect for hanging in a window in a room where music is sometimes played or listened to. It consists of 12 chromatic A-440 tuned highly resonate aluminum bars hanging from a skinned natural cedar branch. The note of each chime is wood burned on the branch and moveable beads indicate which bars fit the Key the instrument is being played in.
This is a perfect beginning instrument for learning how to “Unlock the Key” and improvise along with any piece of live or recorded music. “Unlocking the Key” is a simple to learn exercise in which one tests by ear whether a note fits the music being listened to or doesn’t. If the note fits, one of the beads is positioned above that bar for reference purposes while the instrument continues to be played. With all 7 beads in place, they guide the player in “freestyle improvisation” along with any music.
The version pictured above includes a dowel on the bottom to restrict swinging of the bars while being played and for dropping down out of Key bars.
price – $250
CHROMATIC (12 TONE) HARMONYCICLES
Colorful copper wrapped glass balls hung from each bar to reduce swinging.
price – $250
2 OCTAVE CHROMATIC HARMONYCICLES
Sizeing – approximately 34 inches wide by 34 inches high.
price – $395
LARGE OUTDOOR PENTATONIC HARMONYCICLES
Sizeing – 12 tuned 1 1/2 inch aluminum tubes, 6 feet wide by 4 feet high, cedar branch, 2 mallets.
price – $650