THOMAS BLOCH Playing Cristal Baschet At Salon Of Provence Music Festival , Augus ...
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Description: THOMAS BLOCH playing Cristal Baschet at Salon of Provence Music Festival , August 2007 . Frenchpercussion player b . 1962 Cristal Baschet 54 chromatically tuned glass rods , which are rubbed with wet fingers . Its sound is close to that of the glass harmonica . But in the Cristal Baschet , the vibration of the glass is passed on to the heavy block of metal by a metal stem whose variable length determines the frequency ( the note ) . Amplification is obtained by fiberglass cones fixed on wood and by a tall cut out metal part , in the shape of a flame . " Whiskers , " placed under the instrument , to the right , increase the sound power of high pitched sounds .