The Beaux Carillon is a member of the idiophone
family since sound is produced by the chimes
hitting against one another.
I created these chimes by using scrap pinewood,
pieces of brass piping and paint. First, I
constructed the wooden frame. Then, I cut the brass
pipes, making sure that each pipes was an inch
shorter than the last. Then, I drilled holes in the
top of the brass pipes and ran fishing line through
then holes. Then I hung the pipes from the top of
the wooden frame and decorated the frame with some
musical note designs.
The pitch of this instrument is high because the
pipes are short. The pitch changes depending on the
length of the tube. The volume can be very loud or
soft, depending on how you run your hand through
the pipes. If you push the pipes together with a
hard hit, then they will be louder. If you gently
run your hand through the pipes, then they will be
This instrument has good resonance because of
the material the pipes are made of. The timbre of
this instrument is rather metallic because the
pipes are made out of brass.