Koshi chimes are popular for sound meditation, yoga classes and sound healing. They provide a warm, rich ambience and are available in four scales associated with the four elements (wind, fire, water, earth). They sound beautiful individually or together. The chimes can be hung and played by the wind or held by hand via the attached string and metal ring.
The Koshi Chimes are hand-crafted in France. Eight metal bars of different lengths are fastened with silver at the sound board (bamboo) on the inside of the instrument.
Models (color is denoted on the body of each instrument in the “o” of the Koshi logo):
Ignis (Fire), red: G, B, D, G, B, D, G, A
Terra (Earth), green: G, C, E, F, G, C, E, G
Aqua (Water), blue: A, D, F, G, A, D, F, A
Aria (Air), yellow: A, C, E, A, B, C, E, B
Which two scales sound good together? The short answer is that they all work well with each other. The designers of the Koshi Chime clearly designed these instruments so they can be played together in any combination.
The stand shown in the photos is not included. Stands can be purchased as an add-on to this item with no additional shipping incurred.
Koshi Chimes were featured in our video, 10 Powerful Sound Healing Instruments:
“The sound of the chimes is most wonderful for children. But for security reasons they should be kept out of reach of children under three years old.
The Koshi Chimes can be used outdoors, but should be hung underneath an overhang to keep them dry. Like all wooden objects, they must be regularly treated with a protective oil (teak oil).”