Pipe chimes are played like a bell choir.
Get a small group of people together and everyone will hold one chime. When it’s your turn in the song, you’ll hit your one note (chime). How easy can it get if you are only in charge of one note?! Groups of 4 to 23 people can all make music together and have a blast doing it. Kids as young as 3 years old, up to aging grandparents can chime in playing fun familiar songs together. As a loved tradition by many for the holidays, the sound of family and friends playing Christmas music on the chimes is a great way to ring in the season.
Now, how cool would it be if you could take that same set of pipe chimes and lay it down making a simplified xylophone? You can’t take the unused keys in a song off a piano…but you can with a xylophone chime set! With 5-14 chimes in front of you (only the ones needed for that song), one can easily play a song in minutes. Kids and adults alike get frustrated and give up with most instruments because they can’t progress fast enough and play a song. Kids will rarely go up to a piano and start playing a song without ever learning how first. They will with pipe chimes. Most won’t even look at the simplified song book – they’ll play by ear! Oh, and one more perk, because the xylophone holders are broken up, two or three people can play a more complicated song together on their own little xylophone set. The possibilities are endless.