Musical Instruments

Chimes (Tubular Bells)

The Percussion Family

Chimes (Musser) The chimes or tubular bells are a set of metal tubes suspended from a frame. Most sets of chimes also have a damper pedal, used to control ringing. The tubes are struck with mallets or hammers made of wood, rawhide, plastic, or hard rubber. Chimes are used in the concert band and orchestra to make a sound like church bells.



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