The musical chimes

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The musical chimes


It was a melodic percussion instrument. It consisted of a set of arrayed bronze chimes of graded size so as to produce the desired musical notes. The chimes were ground on the outer side for the most accurate (tuning) yielding of each note.

SOURCES: "M.L. West, Ancient Greek Music", "Solon Michailidis, Encyclopaedia of Ancient Greek Music", "Pollux, Onomasticon".