Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 10:52:10

Author: --- Bill McNairy

Subject: Re: Music from wine glasses

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Or you can just go to the Franklin Institute to see one like he played.

If interested, you can play a virtual "airmonica" on their website:

http://fi.edu/franklin/musician/virtualarmonica.html

bill

"If it isn't fun, then it ain't physics"

On 12/8/2011 3:56 PM, Marc "Zeke" Kossover wrote:
> While I don't know the authenticity of this particular video, I've
> seen many live performances and played with glasses extensively. By
> rubbing perpendicular to the glasses edge, you can get very high
> attack sounds. Check out this video
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlk59xdM_YY&feature=related
> .
> Zeke Kossover
>
> *From:* Jerry DiMarco
> *To:* tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 8, 2011 1:24 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [tap-l] Music from wine glasses
>
> The authenticity of this video should be questioned. Getting
> so much sound with such brief contact on the glasses is just not
> believeable. There are also discontinuities in the video,
> indicating it was put together from several takes. There are
> moments when the hand movement and the sound appear to be out of
> sync as well.
> The tones are like a glass harmonica, which is optimized for
> music, but which has to be played slower to achieve its sound
> quality. See this video for example:
>
>
>
> It could be that the glasses are mounted on contacts connected to
> a synthesizer, but I'm not convinced this is possible either. It
> would be interesting to evaluate the video in slow motion to see
> if the same glasses produce the same notes every time...
>
>
> Jerry D
>
>
> At 12/8/2011 06:40 PM, you wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Physics or Music ? maybe the second best use for them !
> >
> > I'm not sure if we all have musical skills but at least we can
> show it in the class.
> >
> > >http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=XKRj-T4l-e8&vq=large
>
> >
> > Enjoy, Simcha
>
>
>
>
> No virus found in this message.
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>

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Or you
can just go to the Franklin Institute to see one like he played.

If interested, you can play a virtual "airmonica" on their
website:

http://fi.edu/franklin/musician/virtualarmonica.html

bill

"If it isn't fun, then it ain't physics"

On 12/8/2011 3:56 PM, Marc "Zeke" Kossover wrote:


While I don't
know the authenticity of this particular video, I've seen
many live performances and played with glasses extensively.
By rubbing perpendicular to the glasses edge, you can get
very high attack sounds. Check out this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlk59xdM_YY&feature=related.


Zeke Kossover




From:
Jerry DiMarco
To:
tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Sent:
Thursday, December 8, 2011 1:24 PM
Subject:
Re: [tap-l] Music from wine glasses

The authenticity of this video should be
questioned. Getting so much sound with such brief
contact on the glasses is just not believeable. There
are also discontinuities in the video, indicating it was
put together from several takes. There are moments when
the hand movement and the sound appear to be out of sync
as well.
The tones are like a glass harmonica, which is
optimized for music, but which has to be played slower
to achieve its sound quality. See this video for
example:



It could be that the glasses are mounted on contacts
connected to a synthesizer, but I'm not convinced this
is possible either. It would be interesting to evaluate
the video in slow motion to see if the same glasses
produce the same notes every time...


Jerry D


At 12/8/2011 06:40 PM, you wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Physics or Music ? maybe the second best use for
them !
>
> I'm not sure if we all have musical skills but at
least we can show it in the class.
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=XKRj-T4l-e8&vq=large
>
> Enjoy, Simcha









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found in this message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 2012.0.1873 / Virus Database: 2102/4668 - Release Date:
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