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There is so much simple beauty in many of the tunes that it is my opinion that Scottish tunes will never die.

Ben Franklin found simple beauty in simple tunes. He played several musical instruments, including the violin, harp, and guitar. His great interest in music lead him to build his own glass armonica. This simple musical instrument was played by touching the edge of the spinning glass with dampened fingers. The armonica's beautiful tones appealed to many composers, including Mozart and Beethoven.

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Play a tune on Ben's glass armonica.

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Ben Franklin playing his glass armonica. (1775k)

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A Magical Touch...of Harmony
Ben Franklin & The Glass Armonica


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