Toccata and fugue played on "glass harp"

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+9 1. OneShot commented 9 years ago

Very impressed as I was expecting to leave snotr with a headache after watching this vid. Precision at work!
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+39 2. miles281 commented 9 years ago

I like how some people just dont settle for normal instruments and see a challange in trying out new stuff.
Awesome skills!
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+5 3. woschman commented 9 years ago

I'm so impressed by people who plays on glass. It's not like a normal instrument where you have notes, here you have to play the song only by listening and remake it, awsome, truly awsome!
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+3 4. LQoQK commented 9 years ago

I bet he cant get thirsty playing,
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+3 5. elchupacabra commented 9 years ago

Ok, so many questions come to mind after watching this.
- what are those glasses made of ? I've never managed to get any noise out of a glass other than the "breaking glass" noise :|
- how long has he been doing this ? he makes it look soo easy :|
- and how can he remember how to play such a long and complicated piece of music ? :|
- how does he tune the glasses ? does he have certain measures of water written down for each one ? :|
conclusion: I'm kinda straight-faced right now :|
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+4 6. joeman commented 9 years ago

That's amazing!
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+26 7. baaphoofd commented 9 years ago

#(removed comment) Yet it might be crystal and not glass.
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-13 8. orion commented 9 years ago

#7 which is the word people use to describe GLASS. It just happens to be polished.
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+4 9. TitvsCaivs commented 9 years ago

#8 You see, 8 is right, those "glasses" are actualy made of crystal, and in no way do they use only the word to describe glass.
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+3 10. hellsd commented 9 years ago

Now I wanna hear some innagadadavida!!!! >:)(the long version)
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+3 11. Dario10 commented 9 years ago

you have to have wet fingers and it is possible to make sound with glass
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-4 12. JasonBender commented 9 years ago

#9. You've obviously never bought 'crystal' ware. Those are glasses... made from glass... that's about 75% silica (SiO2) plus Na2O, CaO, and several minor additives.
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+6 13. Romi commented 9 years ago

;) These are crystal glasses.
;) Practice! :D
;) The variation of tone from the glasses depend on how much water is poured in it.
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+2 14. loadrunner commented 9 years ago

And tune down the volume a bit, the first notes are a bit loud in headphones :'(

but good play.
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+4 15. Thanny commented 9 years ago

#12 The word "crystal" applied to glasses means "lead crystal", which in turn means that the calcium oxide is replaced by lead oxide. This makes the glass easier to cut and increases the index of refraction, allowing you to get more attractive tableware with sharper corners and higher amounts of reflection.

The acoustic properties are also significantly affected. You can't get this kind of sound from normal glass.
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+1 16. Malakyte commented 9 years ago

Cheers! Oups, cannot... Just kidding :D
Very talented guy. Sure it must sound much better on the original video but good enough to appreciate his skill.
I wonder if the heat of the studio will make the sound tune up after a while because of evaporation...
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-4 17. JasonBender commented 9 years ago

#15. You can get this kind of sound from any long stemmed glass. Try it.
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+1 18. SamSpade commented 9 years ago

All that's missing is the sound of a standing ovation at the end, amazing skills to play them not to mention the time it must have taken to get each of those glasses pitch perfect.
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+1 19. Sizzlik (admin) commented 9 years ago

it doesnt matter if its glass or crystal. I can make sounds too on normal wine glasses. (Just sounds..not playing anything) Only thing that matters a bit is that the glass or the top edge of it is pretty thin. When your fingers are wet and you let them slide around (with no pressure) the glass starts to make a tune.
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+1 20. Romi commented 9 years ago

But crystal made glasses sound better. O:)
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+4 21. chestrefeld commented 9 years ago

I can't believe it! Marked down because I laughed at the obvious? Surely, this is the whole basis of humour. Guess there's little humour left in the world.

I know he didn't mean it the way it sounded but he did bring some fun and laughter into my otherwise dull life and I thank him for that.

For all in the discussion, glass or crystal, look at the heading...

Glass Harp!!



Of course, there is a bug called a leather jacket, but it doesn't wear one.
Then there is the greenhouse that is mad of glass and see-through...
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+1 22. Mephisto commented 9 years ago

I adore classical music and I must say that this guy is exceptional...