Crystal Glasses

[quote author=UNT/BD Tenor link=topic=2382.msg12713#msg12713 date=1207234049]
Funny.... I do the Utah Jazz games for Blue Devil Entertainment and a few performances ago they had the guy who juggles onto the ";piano"; perform the half-time. I think he had been on Letterman or Leno a few times juggling to the William Tell Overture. Anyway, looking closely at the keyboard, it was actually a giant trigger pad that had been painted to look like a piano keyboard. The balls only need to hit the pad, ANYWHERE, and the pre-programmed tune will sound. Not half as impressive as it is ";sold"; to the audience.
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Well that's disappointing..
Funny.... I do the Utah Jazz games for Blue Devil Entertainment and a few performances ago they had the guy who juggles onto the ";piano"; perform the half-time. I think he had been on Letterman or Leno a few times juggling to the William Tell Overture. Anyway, looking closely at the keyboard, it was actually a giant trigger pad that had been painted to look like a piano keyboard. The balls only need to hit the pad, ANYWHERE, and the pre-programmed tune will sound. Not half as impressive as it is ";sold"; to the audience.
Those must be triggered wine glasses. I smell a fraud (note sarcasm, for the sarcastically included).
I want to know how he got such resonance with those glasses seemingly attached...  it's hard for me to sit and watch that without shaking my head.
The timbre that he achieves with those glasses are unbelievable! Since the vibrations start with friction, there's a bit of a ";bowed"; quality to the sound. At the same time, the resonance is full and pretty deep (for being a little glass). Such a nice, yet interesting sound. I didn't think this was possible (at this quality). Really really cool stuff.

Now this guy needs to grow YOUNGER and join our indoor front ensemble. Massive G.E. points ;)
Cool cool... possible addition to the wide array of effects/toys in VDL3000 haha
The guy is good.  I wonder, how much wine or water :) this guy drank during the process of learning his art?
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