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Singing Glasses

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Kelle of New Orleans, LA

Rub a wet finger on the top of a glass with a stem to make music.


Stuff You'll Need

  • glasses with stems
  • water

How to do it

  1. Begin with empty glasses.
  2. Wet your fingers and run them along the rim of the glass trying different speeds and pressure until you get the glass to make a tone. Try it the same glass with a different amount of water in it.
  3. What makes the glass make different tones?
  4. How does the tone sound with a different amount of water in the glasses?
  5. How do different amounts of water make glasses vibrate differently?
  6. See if you can use different shapes of glasses that have a stem to create different kinds of sounds.
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