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.
|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)|
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