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Topic: Glass Armonica

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    Senior Member Sonare Coeli's Avatar
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    Dec 2007
    Boulder, Colorado

    Glass Armonica

    I've been playing around with the GPO stand-alone application today, and I decided to load up the glass armonica sound (it's m first day with GPO). I was under the impression that a glass armonica was an instrument with indefinite sustain (as long as the player continues to spin the belt) and with little attack, due to the player playing with his or her fingers rubbing against the glass, whereas this sample appears to be struck and have limited sustain, like a piano or guitar. Is this a different instrument than the common glass armonica?

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    Re: Glass Armonica

    It's a fake glass armonica, created with handbell samples with an artificial slow attack.
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