Glass instruments are often tuned by being filled with water and played by rubbing wet fingers around the rims.
The glass armonica, or glass harmonica, was developed by Benjamin Franklin. It is composed of glasses of different diameters fitted into one another on a horizontal rod. A pedal controls their rotation.
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