Playing Classical Music Using a Wine Glass

#Music

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Uncommon Goods, a place that sells, well, uncommon goods, has for sale the major scale musical wine glasses. The glasses, which are "labeled with sandblasted fill lines," simple require you to fill the glass to the "desired note and run your moistened finger along the rim." The above video was made to showcase how the glasses work by playing Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

As it moves around and around the lip of the glass, your finger will alternately slip and stick, much like the motion of a violin bow. This causes the glass to vibrate like a bell and create a crystal-clear note.

  508

 

You may also be interested in:

Big Green Coffee
Vertical Turntable
The End of Scratched CDs
Microphone Equipped Cab Turns City Sounds into Music
Why a Good Song Will Give You the Chills