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Freenotes change Alan Titchmarsh's view on Chimes
21 May 2009
Last nights BBC Coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show saw Alan Titchmarsh visit the 'Demelza' garden and have a play on the aluminium chimes donated by Freenotes Ltd.
Alan confessed to having a distinct dislike of 'Wind Chimes' however he was won over by the soothing sounds made by the tethered chimes as designer Jo Thompson explained the benefits that music and music therapy in an outdoor environment can have on children suffering life-limiting illnesses and their families.
Easy access to Freenotes outdoor musical instruments may provide an outlet that encourages children to use music to deal with emotional issues, especially when they are unable to express them through speech. Where words fail, music may be a medium through which to explore one's inner world and experiences.
Music is a tool that is often used in pain management and healing for children undergoing medical procedures and also as a comfort for those who have suffered a traumatic experience, making Freenotes ideal for hospices, hospitals and therapy centres. Freenotes instruments possess qualities of sound and tone irresistible enough to reach a child in a direct, uncomplicated manner.
Listen and see Alan playing the chimes by visiting the BBC iplayer service - available for the next 7 days - or by clicking here. By all means enjoy the whole show, however to skip straight to the Freenotes forward along to around 51.20mins.