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BEN FRANKLIN"S GLASS ARMONICA

Bryna Stevens

BEN FRANKLIN"S GLASS ARMONICA

by Bryna Stevens

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Published by Yearling .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7521000M
ISBN 10044040584X
ISBN 109780440405849

  Benjamin Franklin Invented a Glass Harp Here you can hear a man play the Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies on the armonica - which looks a . Book Description: "Fascinating, insightful, and, best of all, great fun with spirited charm, Mead weaves history, music, science, and medicine into the story" (The Washington Post) of Ben Franklin's favorite invention: the glass in Franklin is renowned for his landmark.

Franklin & Electricity. Benjamin Franklin (–) was born in Boston, the 12th of 13 children. His father was a candle/soap maker, and expected Benjamin to follow in that trade. Consequently Benjamin only received two years of formal schooling. Apprenticing Benjamin . the Armonica. Ben Franklin the Musician. About Cecilia Brauer. School Programs. Contact Info/ Useful Links. Order the CD. History The Armonica, also called the glass harmonica was invented by Benjamin Franklin in In , while in England he attended a concert given on the wine glasses.

Bifocal lenses, the lightning rod, the Franklin stove, the glass armonica and even urinary catheters were all invented by Benjamin Franklin! Learn all about Franklin's most famous inventions, many of which can be seen on display at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The Ben Franklin effect is a proposed psychological phenomenon: a person who has already performed a favor for another is more likely to do another favor for the other than if they had received a favor from that person. An explanation for this is cognitive reason that they help others because they like them, even if they do not, because their minds struggle to maintain.


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BEN FRANKLIN"S GLASS ARMONICA by Bryna Stevens Download PDF EPUB FB2

Think of running your finger around the rim of a crystal glass and you'll get the idea behind Franklin's Armonica. Stevens explains why Franklin developed the armonica.

She then describes how the armonica was built and it's popularity in Europe. I love the focus on such an obscure detail from Franklin's life!4/4(1). “Benjamin Franklin's most beloved invention was the glass armonica, and this book shows how its combination of art and science is a key to understanding the many aspects of his creativity.

Like Franklin and his instrument, this book has a spirit of fun/5(9). The story of Benjamin Franklin's invention of the glass armonica -- with bits about the history of glass-making, the development of musical therapy, and the changing fortunes of the instrument thrown in for good measure/5.

Book Description: "Fascinating, insightful, and, best of all, great fun with spirited charm, Mead weaves history, music, science, and medicine into the story" (The Washington Post) of Ben Franklin's favorite invention: the glass armonica.

Benjamin Franklin is renowned for his landmark inventions, including bifocals, the Franklin stove, and. "Fascinating, insightful, and, best of all, great fun with spirited charm, Mead weaves history, music, science, and medicine into the story" (The Washington Post) of Ben Franklin's favorite invention: the glass armonica.

Benjamin Franklin is renowned for his landmark inventions, including bifocals, the Franklin stove, and the lightning rod. Book Description: "Fascinating, insightful, and, best of all, great fun with spirited charm, Mead weaves history, music, science, and medicine into the story" (The Washington Post) of Ben Franklin’s favorite invention: the glass armonica.

The glass harmonica, also known as the glass armonica, glass harmonium, bowl organ, hydrocrystalophone, or simply the armonica or harmonica (derived from ἁρμονία, harmonia, the Greek word for harmony), is a type of musical instrument that uses a series of glass bowls or goblets graduated in size to produce musical tones by means of friction (instruments of this type are known as.

The Glass Armonica - Benjamin Franklin's Magical Musical Invention We've known about the 'wet-finger-around-the-wine-glass' idea since Renaissance times —one of the first people to write about that phenomenon was Galileo. Benjamin Franklin's Glass Armonica When his brother sent a ballad that he had written, Benjamin Franklin wrote back from England, where he was serving as a representative, and expressed the sentiments of the ballad.

All prices are in FRANKLIN® and BEN FRANKLIN CRAFTS® are registered trademarks owned by HMStores BFC, LLC, used under license.

Sitemap | Shopping Cart Software by BigCommerce. The glass armonica pictured here was constructed in London by Charles James inmade from Ben Franklin's own instructions.

The instrument has a mahogany case and stand, and the musical glass bowls are supported on corks along an iron rod. Note: The objects pictured above are part of The Franklin Institute's protected collection of objects. Benjamin Franklin may have helped give birth to a new nation, but the glass armonica was the Founding Father’s “most cherished creation,” according to English professor Corey Mead.

Best Author: Eugenia Zukerman. As an adult, Ben continued inventing practical objects. He invented the Franklin Stove, bifocals, the lightning rod, a musical instrument called the Glass Armonica, the Long Arm for reaching books off a high shelf, the library chair, the second hand clock, and the odometer — only the Glass Armonica is rarely used today.

Ben Franklin's glass armonica (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. Ben Franklin's glass armonica. [Bryna Stevens; Priscilla Kiedrowski] -- Describes the new musical instrument invented by Ben Franklin for which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven composed music.

Mozart wrote two pieces for the armonica, including "Adagio and Rondo ," and inBeethoven wrote a short melodrama where a narrator told a story while accompanied by armonica. An inventory of Franklin's instruments at the time of his death includes a viola da gamba, bells, harpsichord, glass armonica, spinet, Chinese gong, and a "Glassichord".

The reader will recall that the 'glassichord' was the initial name that Franklin gave to the armonica. Franklin was inspired to create his glass armonica after hearing an English friend, Edward Delaval, playing a tune on wine glasses filled with water.

at the corner of St. Paul's Church Yard: MDCCLXIX. The letter to Franklin's brother appears on pp. and a letter describing the design of the glass armonicaappears on pp. This book was selected to represent the UH College. Invented by Ben Franklin and once rumored to drive people to madness (it didn’t), the glass armonica is a strange and delicate instrument that only a handful of people in.

Get this from a library. Ben Franklin's glass armonica. [Bryna Stevens; Priscilla Kiedrowski] -- Describes the new musical instrument invented by Ben Franklin for which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven composed music.

Benjamin Franklin's most beloved invention was the glass armonica, and this book shows how its combination of art and science is a key to understanding the many aspects of his creativity.

Like Franklin and his instrument, this book has a spirit of : Simon & Schuster. Unlike Glass Armonica that generates sounds using friction mechanism, the Harmonica is powered by air pressure.

Also, the Mouth Organ was invented some 60 years after the invention of Glass Armonica. How was the idea of Glass Armonica conceived? Benjamin Franklin invented the first mechanical model of the musical instrument in Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Ben Franklin's Glass Armonica (CarolRhoda on My Own Books) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.