The ringing of several bells together creates a special sound experience. The particularity about several bells chiming together is the different swinging duration, which becomes longer as the size of a bell increases. This results in a kaleidoscope of varying tone sequences.
Music is perceived differently depending on cultural area and subjective perception. The dispositions can be arranged from two-part peals as the smallest form to polyphonic peals.
Two bells with the striking tones a and c sound in the minor motif, with the tones a and c sharp in the major motif. The notes a - c - d - f sound a four-part chime in the parcifal motif. Comparable to playing the keys of a piano, the harmonious ringing of bells requires the tuning of their respective striking tones.