Monday, June 6, 2011

Glass Harp?

6 comments:

Eldra said...

Whoa! That's incredible! I guess it's cheaper than buying a real harp?

Robert said...

I've always loved the glass harmonica, the version invented by Ben Franklin, and have wanted to acquire and learn how to play it. Alas, not yet.

You might be interested in the wikipedia article about it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_harmonica

Happy Homemaker said...

That was so beautiful. But alas, I must tell you that those are wine glasses... not a glass harp.:-) Actually, a few of them are for scotch or bourbon.

Miss Pickwickian said...

Robert...thanks for the link. I had heard about this before. Very interesting...

HappyHomeMaker...that's what they called it. :-) Apparently he has CDs and everything!

Jennoelle said...

This astounds me. The end.

Edith F. said...

Interesting to think of there being technique in playing wine-glasses! I think I need to work on mine. ; ) The sound is lovely and ethereal. I'm always interested in things that can produce a sound similar to a synthesizer, acoustically - electric instruments have threatened to replace acoustic ones, so I think the acoustic ones should return the favor!

~Edith