Thoughts On Ticking Clocks

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What effect does a ticking clock have on you? The clocks that tick are becoming fewer with then use of battery operated clocks. The grandfather clock and the windup alarm clock are the old standby that probably will not change. To many the sound has a soothing effect. There are some that do not agree with this however. When you bring a new puppy home and it suffers from being separated from the mother put a hot water bottle and a ticking clock in with the puppy to sooth it. The clock sounds like the mothers heart beat. It also works with humans. A pendulum clock ticks once a second. The human heart beats between 60 and 80 seconds a minute, so it is similar to the human heart beat and creates a soothing effect. The effects work to sooth a baby as it did with a puppy.

The ticking clock is used in movies in a suspense scene to heighten or drive the suspense. The ticking can create a weird feeling in murder mysteries. It is used to make time pass in a scene or timing the end is coming. The song Doomsday Clock represents this. You can download a ticking clock to your internet message to create a effect.

Ticking has been the subject of some well known songs. Leroy Anderson made a big hit with his Syncopated Clock. It is the story of a clock that went tock, tick, tock instead of tick, tock tick. Other performers have made recordings of it also. It was popular when I was younger and we hollowed out a block of wood to create the tick tock effect when we played the song. Then we can get the Brazilian touch with the song Tico Tico Tock that Carman Miranda made so famous. Back in1876 Henry Clay wrote the song Grandfather’s Clock which has been used over the years. Some of the many others are Some Where A Clock Is Ticking, Tick Tock Clock, Random Time Ticking Piece, Tim McGraw’s Ticking Away and Ticking Clock. I am sure there are many more. We with always have the ticking in our lives