glass harmonica (Glass bowls mounted on spindle)

~ Percussion instrument


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


Hornbostel-Sachs: 133.2

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


invented by:Benjamin Franklin (US 18th century author, printer, politician, freemason, scientist, inventor, civic activist & diplomat) (in 1761)
type of:friction idiophone
derived from:glass harp (Musical Glasses)
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Wikidata:Q917571 [info]
information page: [info]ædia_Britannica/Harmonica [info]
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