Definition and background:
a technique used with a bell set where the player waves his hand back and forth above the bell that was played to produce a vibrato. Harmonica -the western harmonica or mouth- organ is an invention of the early 19th century, inspired by the ancient Chinese bamboo mouth-organ, the Sheng. The 20th century chromatic harmonica, of which Larry Adler has been a leading exponent, has inspired a number of composers
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