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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Day 304/365 - Chime In Anytime

Slight cheat on this prompt, but I already had a perfectly good set of chimes at home, but I'd been meaning to make them a little more kid friendly, so that my kids could have another way to practice reading music. And as long as I was doing all that, I might as well make them really colorful.

I picked up this set of chimes from Craigslist. I had been looking for a clarinet for my daughter. When I went to pick it up, the woman offered these chimes for an extra $10. So obviously I said yes.

Each bar has the note etched on it, but the kids told me a while back they're hard to see when they're looking back and forth between music. When I read today's prompt, I knew just what I'd like to do. I pulled out my trust markers and some small removable labels I've had in my drawer.

Once I got started decorating them, I was having a great time. My younger daughter just sat and watched me, often suggesting some of the color combinations (she's the resident expert on that). 

I wanted to make sure the labels wouldn't affect the sound of the chimes. After a couple of tries, I was convinced they could stay.

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