Theta Chimes Bodhi Wind Chime is large, a full hanging height of 60"!
Our best sounding large chime yet!
1 1/2" tubes cut to length to create a beautiful and uplifting chime based off of the major scale.
The first sound sample features the chime swinging as if in the wind with the gonger active. The second sound sample features the chime played manually with a mallet while the gonger is raised above the tubes.
The chime can be played in many ways both naturally and manually. A light wind or breeze is sufficient to catch the sail and puts the tune at the choice of nature itself. When used as a hand instrument the chime is easily manipulated into playing melodic passages. Grasping the sail cord gives the user a greater amount of control over the motion of the 4.5" activation pendulum allowing the user to decide both the notes and the volume of the chime. Let it hang or make it swing. The user can use the adjustment bead on the center string to push the activation pendulum into the top of the chime for storage. While the bead is away the chime becomes more like a set of healing chimes that can be intentionally activated by the user with a mallet(available for purchase separately).
The second sound sample features the chime played manually using the Bamboo Magic Mallet. The tip of the mallet can be used for lower resonance while the silicone wrapped wood can produce sharper tones.
The Theta Bodhi chime is constructed from powder coated aluminum and a weather resistant string suspension system. The sail features a Bright Green Bodhi leaf symbol and the tray the tubes are mounted to features a laser cut Bodhi leaf symbol at the very top. Six sound tubes are made from powder coated aluminum. This coating helps to filter the higher frequencies making for an extremely pleasant sounding set of chimes. Chime tuning is done by trimming the tubes to length. Notes will vary slightly from set to set however the intervals will remain constant.
Approximate Tube lengths are:
29", 26.75", 25.25", 24", 22.5", 20.65"
Average tube thickness is 2.4mm with the powder coated layer.
The Bodhi leaf is sometimes used as a symbol in music, particularly in genres that incorporate Buddhist or Eastern spiritual themes. For example, the Bodhi leaf has been used as a logo or album art by some artists who draw inspiration from Buddhism or incorporate Buddhist themes into their music.
Additionally, in some Buddhist cultures, music is considered a form of meditation and is used as a means of reaching enlightenment. In this context, the Bodhi leaf may be seen as a symbol of the music's ability to guide the listener towards spiritual awakening.
The Bodhi leaf is a symbol that represents enlightenment in Buddhism. It is named after the Bodhi tree, also known as the Tree of Enlightenment, under which the Buddha is said to have achieved enlightenment.
The Bodhi leaf is often depicted as a heart-shaped leaf with a pointed tip and a long, slender stem. It is used as a symbol of the Buddha's teachings and the path to enlightenment, which is said to be the ultimate goal of Buddhist practice. The leaf represents the individual's journey to reach enlightenment and the eventual shedding of ignorance and attachment to worldly things.
The Bodhi leaf is often used in Buddhist art, such as paintings and sculptures, as well as in meditation and ritual practices. It is also a popular symbol used in jewelry and other decorative items.