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has flourished since its inception in 1936, the American Accordionists Association since 1938. Accordions of one form or another are found in societies all over the globe. Introduction | Keyboards Instruments | Concertina | Keyboards ...

Source: The Illustrated Complete Musical Instruments Handbook, general editor Lucien Jenkins
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spring, performs without external force or manual operation, the most difficult and intricate compositions.’ For amateur piano players, the writing was on the wall. Introduction | Keyboards Instruments | Harmonium | Keyboards ...

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, in the same room. This, combined with its supreme sensitivity, explains why it was dubbed by one eighteenth-century lady, ‘that thrilling confidante of solitude’. Introduction | Keyboards Instruments | Piano | Keyboards ...

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both ends. These are manipulated by the fingers, while the thumbs and/or the heels of the hand are anchored to the sound boxes by purpose-built straps. As on ‘proper’ keyboards, the left hand looks after the lower end of the pitch spectrum while the right hand attends to the upper. Considerable variety of both tone and volume can be ...

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, more and more Indian musicians have seen the harmonium’s potential as a solo instrument. Among the pioneers of this breakthrough are Pandit Tulsidas Borkar and Arawind Thatte. Introduction | Keyboards Instruments | Accordion | Keyboards ...

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or key, and could thus be made very small and easily portable. Later harpsichords may have as many as five strings to each note and as many as three keyboards (as with the organ, these are generally known as ‘manuals’). In instruments such as these, of course, the mechanical challenges are vastly more complex. The essential principle ...

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Zither The zither is part of a group of instruments which are linked by the fact that sets of strings run parallel to their main body, and that – unlike the lute, lyre or harp – they can still be played even without a resonating device. In the concept’s least advanced state, native instruments exist which are little ...

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his companions to drive the wind up with all its strength, that the full-bosomed box might speak with its 400 pipes’. It was played by two organists on two keyboards, each with 20 ‘sliders’ (long wooden slats with holes corresponding to those at the foot of the pipes), and its effect was such that ‘everyone stops with his hands ...

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consists of a music stool ‘so arranged that it contains a work-box, a looking-glass, a writing-desk or table, and a small set of drawers.’ Introduction | Keyboards Instruments | Player Piano | Keyboards ...

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as it allowed him incredible precision beyond the gift of pianists to perform and control of the performance of his works impossible before the advent of the computer. Introduction | Keyboards Instruments | Organ | Keyboards ...

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the seventeenth century included Keene, Player, Haward, and the family firm of Hitchcocks, and in the eighteenth, Messrs Slade, Mahoon and Baker. Introduction | Keyboards Instruments | Harpsichord | Keyboards ...

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composers of the English virginals school were Peter Philips (1560–1628), Giles Farnaby (1563–1640), Martin Peerson (c. 1571–1651), Thomas Weelkes (1576–1623), Thomas Tomkins (1572–1656) and Benjamin Cosyn (c. 1570–1652). Introduction | Keyboards Instruments | Spinet | Keyboards ...

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that department anyway, was sounded with the advent of electronic instruments. Despite this, however, it seems that the piano is here to stay. Instruments | Virginals | Keyboards ...

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rock and pop music. Mass audiences were wowed by the sheer energy of high-decibel performances, which made acoustic performances sound sterile and old-fashioned in comparison. Rock-music instruments such as keyboards, electric guitars, electric bass guitars and drum kits became immensely popular and began to replace equivalent instruments in other types of music, especially jazz and folk ensembles. ...

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Computer music can be defined as music that is generated by, or composed and produced by means of, a computer. The idea that computers might have a role to play in the production of music actually goes back a lot further than one might think. As early as 1843, Lady Ada Lovelace suggested in a published article that ...

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