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GUEST,Garydon Help: Strange Instruments (13) RE: Help: Strange Instruments 02 Jul 01


Benjamin Franklin; Invented an instrument along the water glass principal. It operate via foot pedal rotating the glasses which were colour coded to help find notes. And of different sizesto create the various notes. Your finger was then wet and held on the edges to create the tones. It was a very hanting eiry sound. The instrument was banned from play in some countries as it was thought to conjure up unwanted spirits. This myth was exasterbated by the lead poisoning many of the good player got because the rims were colored w/ lead based paint. Anyone recall what the name of the 1st intrument invented in America was called?

Gary


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