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 (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: [info]ædia_Britannica/Harmonica [info]
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