Wednesday 29 August 2007

Rather Exquiste Friction Harp

Tom Kaufman has been developing a friction rod instrument a tuned set of metal rods sounded by stroking with rosined gloves:

Longitudinal vibrations are remarkably different from the transverse vibrations which we normally associate with string instruments. The pitch of the tone is determined only by the length of the string, and not by its tension. A middle “C” for example takes about a forty foot wire......

nevertheless watch video as either YouTube or Quicktime

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