Acoustics of the glass harmonica

@article{Rossing1991AcousticsOT,
  title={Acoustics of the glass harmonica},
  author={T. D. Rossing},
  journal={Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={1991},
  volume={95},
  pages={1106-1111}
}
  • T. Rossing
  • Published 1 April 1991
  • Physics
  • Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Modern glass harmonicas have developed along two different lines: One type consists of a collection of wineglasses, which the player sets into vibration by moving a finger around the rim. The other type, called the armonica by its inventor Benjamin Franklin, consists of a series of glass bowls mounted on a horizontal shaft so that they rotate together. The vibrational modes of a glass harmonica are quite similar to those of a bell, the fundamental (2,0) mode determining the pitch. The… 
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