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Started by Ted Crocker Jul 14, 2012.
Weird Musical InstrumentsCymbalom Contrabass Saxophone Guy plays amazing instrument at Trance Festival Amazing Vietnamese Guy with Weird Musical Instruments in SFO a strange-looking…Continue
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Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ted Crocker Jan 21, 2010.
The glass armonica, also known as glass harmonica, was invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761. It consists of glass bowls tuned by size, mounted one inside each other with cork on a metal spindle. The…Continue
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That odd pic you have there Ted is a melophone. It was made around 1830 - 1850 or so. It has a bellows inside and the buttons on the neck are for notes and chords. Sort of like a primitive piano accordion.
I had a dream where a guy with no face was playing a 2 string instrument with a clock for a bridge. He kept saying he was playing for time and my time was running out. It was a disturbing dream but when I woke I knew I had to build that instrument. This is close but I used an old brass acetylene gauge instead of a clock. Still needs the pickup wiring done yet.
Hey ted where did you find that pic ? im on a mission now .
Any idea what this is?
Shows invention of the hydraulophone, a musical instrument based on pressurized water jets, featuring "Nessie", a children's hydraulophone in the form of a cute green sea monster, as well as other hydraulophones, such as the single-jet hydraulophone in which all sound is made from one screeching water valve on a single jet. The video shows various changes in the sound, depending on how the water jets are blocked.
the hydraulophone was created and named by Steve Mann
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