glass harmonica (Glass bowls mounted on spindle)

~ Percussion instrument

Description

Taking the concept of musical glasses but mounting the incrementing bowls on a turnable spindle, it is played with damp fingers.

Annotation

Hornbostel-Sachs: 133.2

Annotation last modified on 2014-08-04 17:06 UTC.

Relationships

invented by:Benjamin Franklin (author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman & diplomat) (in 1761)
type of:friction idiophone
derived from:glass harp (Musical Glasses)
picture:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Glassarmonica.jpg [info]
Wikidata:Q917571 [info]
information page:http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/om14725.html [info]
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclopædia_Britannica/Harmonica [info]