Magical Mystery Chimes – Calypso Island – by Woodstock Chimes feature a musical phenomenon known as Octave Doubling. Here’s how it works. Do you remember the Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do scale from The Sound of Music? The notes that come at the start and end of this scale are the same note, an octave apart. Notes that are separated by an octave are considered harmonically equivalent. They “ring” together in a way that adds a pleasing sound to the music. Each note of the windchime is matched with its “octave double.” This special tuning, never before used in windchimes, heightens the harmonics and creates a song that must be heard to be believed.
Our Calypso Island Chime is tuned to the last notes of “Yellow Bird”. Based on a 19th c. Haitian folk song, Harry Belafonte helped introduce this classic Calypso tune to America. It also became popular through hit recordings by The Mills Brothers, Arthur Lyman and Lawrence Welk.
This chime was designed with a removable windcatcher that can be taken to a trophy shop, printer or jeweler to be engraved or silk-screened. Download windcatcher removal instructions here.
This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.