Crystal wine glasses of the ordinary kitchen variety can be brought to resonance by rubbing a damp finger around the rim of the glass in a circular motion. Various speeds and even dynamics can be distinguished with enough practice.
Although the instrument is not as useful in a melodic setting, it can create great pad foundations and add weight to a chord or instrument via doubling. "Tings" made from tapping the side of the glass are also useful for articulating chords and melodic phrases, with a tone similar to a glockenspiel but more open and, well, glassy.
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Goofing around with household objects often leads to the most incredible sounds, and the same is true of crystal wine glasses. Not only did we sample long sustains at two 'speeds', we also included some staccato short rubs as well as 'tings' on the side of the glasses. The latter two are exceptionally useful for melodic work, while the former creates a solid pad under the musical texture.
Features a 3.5 octave extended range with 2 RR.
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