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Waterphones are stainless steel and bronze monolithic, one-of-a-kind, acoustic, tonal-friction instruments that utilize water in the interior of their resonators to bend tones and create water echos. The rods can be played with superball mallets, by hand or with a bow. When the tonal rods are sounded some of the fundamental tones and/or harmonics are sympathetic to the bottom & top diaphragms. When the attitude of the Waterphone is changed from vertical to horizontal and all in between the water is being moved on and off the bottom diaphragm as the tones are being sounded. Waterphone tonal-friction musical instrument, Richard Waters, water harp, ocean harp unique strange experimental
Building a Hurdy-gurdy Can I build a hurdy-gurdy? Before embarking on building a hurdy-gurdy from plans or a kit, here are some questions you need to ask yourself: Do you have woodworking experience? Do you have access to woodworking tools? Do you have metalworking experience? Do you have access to a metal lathe? Building a Hurdy-gurdy