Stan Hershonik – Making of an Aeolian Harp


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A evening pause: Another demonstration of the amazing ability of humans to improvise new things using the most unexpected materials.

I must say however that the sound produced would be exactly what I’d expect to hear upon entering a haunted house.

Hat tip Diane Wilson.

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2 comments

  • Gary

    Add a fretboard and some sound holes and you have a mountain dulcimer.

  • Rita

    Stan, it reminds me of watching some young men from some university on the Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder, very late at night; they had made something very similar with a steel beam, and of course strings, but the sound was hauntingly beautiful. They had hung, i think, keys of all sorts on strings above it, and the sound or vibrations from the ‘harp’, too, made the keys touch each other and the whole presentation was otherworldly; just fantastic! Thank you for your time showing us how to make these harps! Very interesting!

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