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Mon Dec 19, 2011, 08:38 PM

The Sugar Plum Fairy........via glass...Amazing!

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Reply The Sugar Plum Fairy........via glass...Amazing! (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2011 OP
One Voice Dec 2011 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2011 #3
MiddleFingerMom Dec 2011 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2011 #4
MiddleFingerMom Dec 2011 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2011 #6
Lionel Mandrake Dec 2011 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2011 #8

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 09:01 PM

1. Very nice my dear Peggy

Thank you for posting it.
A beautiful sound.

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Response to One Voice (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 09:17 PM

3. My dear One Voice...

I was stunned at the sound!

And I'm glad you enjoyed it...

You're most welcome!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 09:10 PM

2. My dear CaliforniaPeggy!

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WOW!!!
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I've seen/listened to several videos of people playing a crystal
organ and I even saw a retired surgeon in Philadelphia who was
a street performer play one (like Taiko drumming, the in-person
performance was potentiated by the fact that the vibrations are
actually penetratingly VISCERAL).
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I have never seen a performer as good as she -- she seemed to
be playing rapid staccato notes with all 10 fingers.
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Thanks. Beautiful!!!
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 09:19 PM

4. My dear MiddleFingerMom!

It was amazing!

I've never really heard anything like this before...esp. live.

Lucky you!

You're so very welcome!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 09:36 PM

5. Benjamin Franklin invented what he called the Glass Armonica... based on the goblet instrument.

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I think it was 37 glass/crystal bowls set sideways on a foot-pedal-operated
spindle. It allowed 10 different notes to be played simultaneously -- which
was impossible on the goblet set-up.
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I believe it's been discredited, but there was long a belief that accomplished
musicians of either instrument had a HIGH percentage of late-developing
psychosis -- the theory was that it had something to do with the neural
feedback from the vibrations being produced.
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 09:55 PM

6. Thank you for this fascinating tidbit!

I'd never heard of this instrument...

Leave it to Ben Franklin to invent such an ingenious thing!

And I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that this discredited theory had at least some truth to it...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 11:07 PM

7. Thanks for posting this.

The performance is very musical.

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Response to Lionel Mandrake (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 20, 2011, 12:27 AM

8. You're welcome, my dear Lionel Mandrake...

I was surprised at just how musical it is.

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