Street Performer Plays Hallelujah With Crystal Wine Glasses Only
We have all heard the quote: ‘Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Easy for Thomas Edison to say. He had all the good ideas. And talent goes hand in hand with a genius ideas. Talent is full of thoughts. Genius is thought. You have a talent?
Spend it like a millionaire, do not keep it for yourself like a miser. Show it to the world and the world will come to you. As it comes to see this street artists as he meticulously performs Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ using crystal wine glasses with water. There are no other tricks in place, no playback, no special effects, just wine glasses with water and his hands. So refine!
The glasses are of different shapes and sizes. crystal glasses with thinner walls and rims that are not the widest part of the glass work best. The smaller the glass, the higher the pitch and the more water in the glass the lower the pitch. This street performer has perfectly acquired the technique of glass harp which has been around since 1750.
He generates musical tones by means of friction. Rubbing the glass surface with moistened fingers, using the middle of the finger, allows the finger to slip and when the pressure and amount of moisture are just right, it creates a stick-slip motion and cause vibrations in the sides of the glass .
People are gathering around just to work out this incredible technique and listen to the beautiful and heart-moving melody of Hallelujah. We don’t mind listening to this this ‘jam session’ all day long!