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 .

Relationships

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