Playing the Dipping Chime
If you strike a suspended tubular chime and then dip the lower end in water, it continues to sound but the pitch drops. As the depth of dip varies up and down, the tone wavers to create an enchantingly bendy metal tone. The Dipping Chimes on this page are a set of tubular aluminum chimes suspended from a floating frame in such a way that the ends of the chimes hang slightly into the water below. When the chimes are struck, the inevitable rocking and swaying of the chimes and the frame causes the depth to vary from moment to moment, coloring the sound with pitch-shifting and tone-bending.

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