Wind chimes: Beautiful music or irritating to your ears.

@jillhill (37383)
United States
May 6, 2008 5:37pm CST
About an hour ago a storm passed through here. The first sign I have besides my windows rattling are my neighbors wind chimes. Now I don't mind them at all. I think they have their own kind of music. My sister however thinks they are very irritating. How do you feel about wind chimes?
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
7 May 08
Beautiful music definitely. We have them hanging inside and outside. We even have one hanging from the ceiling fan and it makes a soft ringing sound constantly when the fan is going. The grandkids love them too. There is nothing that can compare with the smile on their face when I hold them up and let them ring the chime. lol I do recall once, one of them pulled one down on my head while I wasn't paying attention, I definitely heard ringing then.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
LOL...the grandkids do keep life interesting don't they? LOL
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
7 May 08
Hi Jillhill, I haven't seen you around here in ages. nice to see you here, I remember you. I hope all is well. I love the sound of Wind chimes, I have some on my Porch, I also have one hanging in my bedroom, it is a It has feathers, It is a dream catcher with chimes on it. I have it hanging right near my bed.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
That sounds very lovely! The dream catcher with chimes is very origional!
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• United States
7 May 08
I think gentle wind chime music is pretty and doesn't bother me what so ever. However, I really hate the sound of some wind chimes. Some of them just produce a real irritating sound, some produce a lovely sound. Just depends on the chime.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
You are right about that....some sound like clanging others have a sweet little tinkle!
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@KarenLO (238)
• United States
7 May 08
I think that wind chimes are very soothing. Also, I am a sound sleeper...and if I have my windows open at night, the wind chimes making lots of "tinkles" means that a storm is coming and I should shut my windows. I suppose sometimes if you are sitting right next to them and can't hear what your company is saying...they would irratate someone. I cannot ever thing of a time when they irratated me so much that I would take them down.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
I do like the twinkling sounds they make...I don't think there would be a time that it was so bad anyone would have to take them down. Thanks Karen.
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@AmbiePam (51030)
• United States
7 May 08
When there is only a breeze in the air I enjoy the sound of wind chimes. When a full on wind is going it annoys me greatly. Winds in Oklahoma get to ridiculous levels, so sometimes it is plain old aggravating. Any other time I enjoy it.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
I can understand that...some of the bigger ones can be very noisy when it's windy.
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@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
6 May 08
they are ok as long as I can't hear them while I am trying to sleep.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
That's understandable!
@djedtek (232)
• United States
6 May 08
for some reason, for me it depends on the time of day! at night time its really nice or when its raining its nice. if its on a hot summer day where irritation can occur then that the time i just wish not to hear it at the moment!
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
So it must depend on your mood..and I can understand that fully!
• United States
6 May 08
I don't mind them at all. I was just talking yesterday about one I would like to make using a cappuccino mug. I also saved a bunch of old silverware from my husbands grandmother and might make one with that, too.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
Wow! That's a great idea!
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
6 May 08
I love wind chimes and would love to have a real pretty sounding one on my back patio. I do agree that some are sort of bad on the ears and then others are beautiful sounding.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
Yes..I think they can differ in the effects they have...I like them.
• United States
6 May 08
I love them I have one here at my house, But m boyfriend hates it, he complains when I have the window open and he can hear it. but I just leave it and he can deal cause I like it lol.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
Yup! Leave the music and let him deal with it! LOL
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
6 May 08
i love wind chimes and the music it plays or rather the sounds that they make.to me it is kind of peaceful and has a calming effect.i guess it would irritate a few people.i have one on my patio.cheers sue
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
I really do like them and want to get some for myself.
@carolbee (16233)
• United States
7 May 08
I think windchimes sound so pretty when they occasionally blow around. To listen to them on a regular basis would get on my nerves. I mean if I could hear them all day or evening without a break.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
I think you are right.
@carolbee (16233)
• United States
7 May 08
It's the first time I've been right in months...lol
• United States
8 May 08
It has been a long time since I have heard wing chimes. I guess if i don't hear them too long , they are okay.I fear if I heard them over and over again I would get sick of them.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
8 May 08
Yes....I understand..too much of a good thing! LOL
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@cher913 (25884)
• Canada
7 May 08
i love the sound that wind chimes make when the breeze blows gently through them. i like them so much i even have a few sets inside my house lol, not that they get much breeze in here, but i like the way they look. my father in law is like your sister and absolutely hates them!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
Ah....well we can't all love everything right? LOL
@anawar (2406)
• United States
7 May 08
If I don't get the wind chimes all tangled up when I hang them_ I do like the way they sound. However, I am noise senstive and I can't listen to them all day long. What was the name of that movie where the wind chimes alerted the aunt in the story that a tornado was coming?
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
I am not sure what the story was! But it warned me too the other night!
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
7 May 08
I love wind chimes. Why dont i have any ? i dont know.. I would like to get some now that you have mentioned it! My ex bf's mom when i was a teenager used to have them on all the doors and windows so that she could hear if her kids where coming and going lol.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
That was a very good idea on her part! LOL
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
7 May 08
I love windchimes actually and now that I think about it I should set mine back up...I would love to get a large set of the bamboo chimes..I love those!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
I have never heard of bamboo ones....where did you get something like that?
@ellie333 (21018)
7 May 08
I used to have some wind chimes and I find them quite soothing especially the ones made from wood rather than metal or crystal ones, but I suppose if someone had lots of them they could get annoying. Ellie :D
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
I bet it could!
• United States
7 May 08
oh i love wind chimes especially the wooden ones that make that beautiful tribal music sound...maybe i am weird for this but i do completely love them.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
Yes..the wooden ones have a different sounds. I don't like the big ones that clang together!
@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
we have chimes inside our house and i don't think the sound is annoying. its actually lovely in my ear. their music feels really "soft".