I was contacted by Musical Pipes (musicalpipes.com) with some great information on making (or purchasing) pipe chimes for primary…
“If you have ever played a set of pipe chimes around the holidays, you know just how much fun it can be for the whole family as everyone gathers together and takes part in playing familiar Christmas songs.You also know that pipe chimes usually only come out once a year and the song selection is very limited and based on the musical talents of whoever owns the chimes…until now.Musical Pipes is your pipe chime gold mine and is excited to announce our new addition to the site: LDS Primary pipe chime music. In addition to offering all our sheet music for free (50 Christmas and 79 Primary songs), we offer free
- instructions on how to make your own set
- carrying bag instructions
- labels to use
- playing tips and tricks for playing with kids of almost all ages
You can even buy your own pre-made set and carrying bag (if you choose not to make them) for a very reasonable price. Purchase our full feature songbooks (including key signatures, numbers of pipe chimes used and their popularity throughout the song, lyrics and a table of contents) as as digital download for only $3 with the option to print it however you’d like. You’ll love having all the songs in one place.Why bring your pipe chimes out only one time a year? Keep them out all year round and enjoy playing the Primary songs with your family during family home evenings, let your kids play with them during normal play time (they love playing with chimes and probably don’t realize how educational they are) or include them in Primary lessons and singing time. Playing music with the whole family is a great way to make memories and invite the special spirit the Primary songs bring.Chime in the fun and visit Musical Pipes today!”
Our primary already own handbells but adding pipes when I use the handbells lets more kids participate.
Here’s the website again: musicalpipes.com
Go check it out! I opted to get chimes without tags so I could make my own. This way they match my handbell charts. You can download my charts in my Resource Library. Access my Resource Library using the button at the bottom of this post.
All my printables are free and filed on my Resource Library. Filing instructions for accessing each printable on my Resource Library are below the button.
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Make-Your-Own Handbell Charts > Chime Tags.