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Autoharp Beer

A most inebrious chord.
 
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Anyone who has spent time with beer knows that glass beer bottles make a chimelike sound when tapped with a hard utensil. Autoharp beer capitalizes on this for musical effect. The beer bottles are printed with lines on the side corresponding to levels of beer. The drinker(s) drinks down each beer to the correct level, then arranges them in a line according to the instructions. Runninga fork or knife across the bottles then generates a chord. The chord can then be changed by drinking a little more beer out of certain bottles.

It occurs to me that this could be accomplished using preprinted level stickers, which could then be affixed to bottles of any type of beer. Or wine! The stickers would be reusable as well.

bungston, Jun 30 2004

Not to be confused with... http://www.iol.ie/~ange/harp.htm
[angel, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

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       /but I forget why/ ... Heh!
bungston, Jun 30 2004
  

       I'm envisioning a provided series of chords that start out kind of jangly and dissonant...then you change the chord several times by sipping some off the top of the bottles...and at each change the chord gets a little more consonant, so the more you drink the nicer it sounds...   

       Also an interesting thought in reverse...
Etymon, Jun 30 2004
  

       Brilliant, bung.   

       "No, Dan! Put that bottle down! Once George takes another sip, between us we'll be able to play 'Amazing Grace'!"
lostdog, Jun 30 2004
  

       I don't get the autoharp connection.
waugsqueke, Jun 30 2004
  
      
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