Keyboard during the baroque and renaissance

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Music and Movies

 

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Larry S

 

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May 10, 2016

 

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The organ is undoubtedly the oldest of these, appearing in the 3rd century BC, although this early instrument called a "hydraulis" did not use a keyboard in the modern sense. From its invention until the 14th century, the organ remained the only keyboard instrument. Most of the time, the organ did not feature a keyboard at all, instead, buttons and large levers which were operated by a whole hand...
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Most of the time, the organ did not feature a keyboard at all, instead, buttons and large levers which were operated by a whole hand. Almost every keyboard until the 15th century had 7 naturals to each octave. The clavichord and the harpsichord appeared during the 14th century, the clavichord probably being the earliest...
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