The Selection, Care, And Maintenance Of Aluminum Wind Chimes

Aluminum wind chimes are musical instruments that are played by the wind. The sounds of a well-tuned aluminum wind chime can be very soothing and inspiring when hanging in your garden or patio. Here are some things to consider when you want to purchase a set of aluminum wind chimes: 

Wind Chime Length:  When purchasing a set of aluminum wind chimes, know that the longest wind chimes have the deepest and longest-lasting tone. These chimes can be soothing and comforting. If you like higher and lighter sounds, look for wind chimes that are shorter in length. The higher and lighter notes of a set of shorter length aluminum wind chimes are most often energetic and uplifting. 

Tuned Wind Chimes:  You can purchase aluminum wind chimes that are tuned to the notes of a familiar song and/or musical composition. Some of the more popular wind chime musical compositions include Amazing Grace, Bells of Paradise, and Canon in D by Pachelbel. You can also purchase wind aluminum chimes that are tuned to a particular musical scale such as A, C, D, E, and G, and/or the pentatonic scale. Custom-made wind chimes can also be purchased to play the familiar notes of a song or composition that you choose. If you are a musician or a composer, you can request a particular chord progression and scale from a manufacturer of aluminum wind chimes. 

Hang Your Wind Chimes:  When you hang your aluminum wind chimes, take care to always hang them from the ring at the top of wind chimes that holds all of the hanging cords together. This will allow the wind to ring each of the aluminum chimes independently. Do not add a length of chain or string to the top ring of your set of wind chimes as this will cause the wind to move the entire set of wind chimes and not ring each individual chime. 

Maintenance of Wind Chimes:  Aluminum wind chimes that are hung outdoors can become spotted by moisture in the air. To maintain the look and tone of your aluminum wind chimes, you can clean and polish them. Wipe the wind chimes with a soft clean cloth to remove any dust or grit. Next, use an abrasive sponge with a small amount of mild liquid detergent, and rub the aluminum tubes lengthwise to remove any pitting, spots, or discoloration. If your wind chimes have any stains that are still on the aluminum, sand the tubes with sandpaper in various grits from rough to smooth. When the aluminum is perfectly smooth, apply a coat of aluminum polish, available at any hardware store, with a soft cloth and buff until shiny. 

You can purchase aluminum wind chimes for sale in a local brick and mortar store or online on the internet. Most wind chimes that are offered for sale online have a small audio link attached to their description so that you can listen to the sound of the chimes before you buy them. Wherever you purchase your aluminum wind chimes, you will have a soothing and inspiring musical addition to your residential garden.