Chimes of Olympos
The Chimes of Olympos is tuned to an ancient Greek pentatonic scale.
This mysterious and soothing chime plays the ancient Greek pentatonic scale devised by Olympos, Phrygian flutist and lyre player of the seventh century B.C. Olympos is given credit for the introduction of the flute into Greece from Phrygia, thus adding a new instrumental sound to that country. It is said that Olympos was also very inventive with rhythm, which just may qualify him as the original King of Rhythm and Blues. Because of these contributions, Plutarch, the Greek historian and biographer, named Olympos the father of Greek music. Nearly three thousand years later, the bluesy scale of Olympos, tuned in the pure system of “just intonation,” is still heard today in the Japanese koto and in this Woodstock Chime.
This chime was designed with a removable windcatcher that can be taken to a trophy shop, printer or jeweler to be engraved or silk-screened. Download windcatcher removal instructions here.
This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.
Download the Chimes of Olympos ringtone.
Looking for other Woodstock Chimes that sound good with one(s) you have? Garry Kvistad, founder and owner of Woodstock Chimes, has a full list of suggestions. For this chime, he suggests these groups of Woodstock Chimes as they have connections either musically, culturally or historically to the Chimes of Olympos:
Chimes That Relate Well To Each Other Musically
- Inspirational - Ecclesiastical / Medieval Phrygian Mode
Chimes That Share Notes In A Musical Scale
- B Flat Major Scale
- g minor Scale