Music Crystallophone - Instruments in This Family

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Crystallophone: list of all the most popular musical instruments in this family. Any well-known instrument in the Crystallophone instruments family is included along with photos when available. List items range from Ranat kaeo to Glasschord. (5 items)
Cristal baschet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Crystallophone - Instruments in This Family
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The Cristal Baschet is an acoustic musical instrument belonging to the friction idiophone category. The vibration of its individual elements produces tones by means of friction. Metal rods are embedded in a heavy plate to form the elements. Each metal rod has an attached glass rod. The glass rod is gently stroked with a wet finger to produce sound. The metal rod's length, weight and position at the equilibrium point determine the sound's pitch. The vibration of the rod with greater amplitude and weaker pressure is transmitted into the metal fitting. This causes a transformation in the vibrations and the shape of the wave produced. The vibrations propagating through the metal have a high ...more on Wikipedia

Family: Crystallophone

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Glass harmonica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Crystallophone - Instruments in This Family
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The glass harmonica, also known as the glass armonica, bowl organ, hydrocrystalophone, or simply the armonica, is a type of musical instrument that uses a series of glass bowls or goblets graduated in size to produce musical tones by means of friction. Because its sounding portion is made of glass, the glass harmonica is a crystallophone. The phenomenon of rubbing a wet finger around the rim of a wine goblet to produce tones is documented back to Renaissance times; Galileo considered the phenomenon, as did Athanasius Kircher. Although the instrument as we know it today was invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761, the Irish musician Richard Pockrich is typically credited as the first to play an ...more on Wikipedia

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Glass marimba

The glass marimba is a type of idiophone also known as a vitrephone or crystallophone. Marimba translates to "a xylophone like instrument" from an African language, probably Bantu. The glass keys are made of either hard glass or soft glass. The keys are resonated with either a single open top box or individual resonators for each key.Mallets used to play the marimba can be constructed using a compressed silicone ball attached to one end of a wooden or synthetic dowell. These mallets bring out the purest sound from glass marimba. Other types of mallets are used for different effects. The tuning system of a glass marimba can be whatever is desired. Glass marimbas are utilised by the Brazilian ...more on Wikipedia

Family: Crystallophone



The glasschord is a crystallophone that resembles the celesta but uses keyboard-driven hammers to strike glass bars instead of metal bars. ...more on Wikipedia

Family: Crystallophone