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  Show Me Info About Keyboard_instrument
It was used especially in the 18th century and earlier in Germany by composers of baroque music to refer indiscriminately to the harpsichord, clavichord, and pipe organ.
Among the earliest keyboard instruments are the pipe organ, the clavichord, and the harpsichord.
The earliest fully electronic keyboard instruments were electronic organs that used oscillators and frequency dividers, together with a network of filters, to produce waveforms.
www.musicalinstrumentsguide.com /show_me_info_about_Keyboard_instrument   (514 words)

  Keyboard instrument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Among the earliest keyboard instruments are the organ, the clavichord, and the harpsichord.
Early electromechanical instruments, such as the Ondes Martenot appeared in the early in the century.
The earliest fully electronic keyboard instruments were electronic organs that used oscillators and frequency dividers, together with a network of filters, to produce waveforms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Keyboard_instrument   (475 words)

 keyboard instrument - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Keyboard instruments can be wind instruments, string instruments, percussion instruments, or electronic instruments.
Among early keyboard instruments are the organ, the clavichord, and the harpsichord.
Early keyboard instruments that failed to gain widespread popularity are the viola organista, the geigenwerk, and the tangent piano.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/keyboard-instrument   (286 words)

 HyperMusic -- Musical Instruments: Keyboard
Keyboard instruments are all similar in that the pitch is controlled using buttons or keys, and a keyboard player will usually find it relatively easy to learn a new keyboard instrument, although they may have to adapt to having more than one keyboard (or manual) to use.
Keyboard instruments that belong to the woodwind family are the organ and the accordion.
The most modern keyboard instrument, the synthesizer, or electronic keyboard, belongs to the family of electronic instruments because its sound is produced using electricity.
www.hypermusic.ca /inst/keyboard.html   (218 words)

 Download Keyboard Music 2.4 Free Trial - Keyboard Music is a software which utilizes the keyboard of the computer in a ...
Keyboard Music is a software which utilizes the keyboard of the computer in a playing musical instrument.
Keyboard Music is a useful software that utilizes the keyboard of the computer in a playing musical instrument.
Keyboard Music Have the function of recording and playback, the choice of the mode, the keyboard overall arrangement is more rational.
www.softpedia.com /get/Others/Fun/Keyboard-Music.shtml   (623 words)

 Piano - infoweb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Inasmuch as the piano is a chordophone with an attached keyboard, it is a similar instrument to the clavichord and harpsichord.
The first keyboard instrument that used strings, the clavichord, came to be in the late Middle Ages, although nobody knows exactly when it was invented.
The virginal was an instrument used in the 15th, 16th and early 17th centuries, and is actually a small harpsichord, consisting of either one or two sets of keys, each with a 4-octave range.
www.infoweb.co.nz /research/music/instruments/keyboard/piano   (2473 words)

 Keyboards 3 - The traditional music keyboard
A typewriter-style keyboard with an array of keys in a hexagonal or square grid can be played only by the fingers, not the thumb, though such a keyboard has sometimes been used in music, particularly on accordions.
Keyboards eliminate entire classes of pitches which are "in the cracks" between the equally-tempered intervals; in particular, natural 7ths and 11ths as well as other intervals used in classical and folk music traditions in many parts of the world.
A typewriter-like keyboard is used for chording with the left hand on the conventional piano accordion, and for both hands on the concertina and the Russian baran accordion.
www.bikexprt.com /music/traditio.htm   (1171 words)

 Keyboard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alphanumeric keyboard, any keyboard that has both letters and numbers on it
Musical keyboard, a keyboard on a musical instrument
Electronic keyboard, a keyboard instrument that uses electronics to produce sound
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Keyboard   (100 words)

 What Are Historical Keyboard Instruments
Keyboard instruments, as the name suggests, are musical instruments which are played by means of a keyboard--that is, the pitches to be sounded are selected by means of a set of levers (the keyboard), which is manipulated by the fingers, hands, or feet of the player.
Other types of keyboard instruments include celestas (struck metal bars), carillons (tower chimes), and non-acoustic instruments, such as the various electronic organs, synthesizers, and keyboards which were designed to imitate the sound of acoustic keyboard instruments.
Historical keyboard instruments, then, are instruments of types which composers of earlier times might have employed in performances of their own music.
www.mhks.org /whatare.htm   (1285 words)

 themusicedge.com :: Choosing your first keyboard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
A piano uses a unique system in its keyboard, where the key is on a long piece of wood that acts as a lever, which is in turn connected to other moving parts, one of which has a small wooden, felt-tipped hammer that hits the strings inside the piano.
A keyboard is an excellent interface, the connection between you and the sound, but you have a lot of choices in the sound.
Orchestra instruments, guitars, drums, bells, and just about anything else that you can think of are sampled and stored inside the instrument, waiting for you to press a key with your finger to unleash them.
themusicedge.com /moxie/gear/keyboard/choosing-your-first-keybo.shtml   (1651 words)

 Spanish Keyboard Music Symposium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Keyboard instruments were the topic of the second day of the Symposium in a session entitled "Iberian Imperial and Colonial Influences on Historical Keyboard Instrument Making." Grant O'Brien, curator of the Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments at the University of Edinburgh, served as moderator.
One instrument is in the Charcas Museum in Sucre and belongs to the collection of the Cultural Foundation of the Central Bank of Bolivia; the other is in the museum of the Convent of Santa Teresa in Potosí.
He compared written accounts of three instruments: a cembalo angelico with leather plectra described in Rome in 1775; a cembalo a penne (quilled harpsichord) by Diego Fernandez, listed in an inventory of the estate of Farinelli upon his death in 1782; and a harpsichord with hammers (cembalo a martelli) by Paolo Morellati, publicized in 1775.
www.amis.org /pubs/newsletter/2004/v33no3/spanishkeybdmusic.htm   (862 words)

 keyboard - Wiktionary
(music) A component of many instruments including the piano, organ, and harpsichord consisting of usually fl and white keys that cause different tones to be produced when struck.
(music) A device with keys of a musical keyboard, used to control electronic sound-producing devices which may be built into or separate from the keyboard device.
Keyboarding is the part of this job I hate the most.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/keyboard   (223 words)

 Keyboard Magazine - Yamaha P-140
Keyboard magazine is the definitive source for not just tabs, stands, notes and chords but electronic and piano keyboards, midi, korg, roland, casio and yamaha keyboards and free online lessons.
While the RCA jacks make it easy to connect the keyboard directly to a home stereo, the ability to directly patch the P-140 into whatever via standard instrument cable was lacking.
Keyboard Magazine is a trademark of CMP Entertainment Media, Inc., a United Business Media Company.
www.keyboardmag.com /story.asp?sectioncode=30&storycode=12651   (1646 words)

 Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments
Because of the existence of the inauthentic three keyboards in the instrument the apparent explanation for these added cheekpieces is that they were added on to the sides of the case to provide the additional length necessary for the additional two keyboards.
It appears therefore that the keyboard for which the holes for the pedal pull-downs were drilled was not the original keyboard but one from an early alteration to the harpsichord.
In practically all cases he does not use the measurements with which the makers began the design of their instruments but rather of consequent measurements resulting from the addition of case sides, mouldings, baseboard thicknesses, etc. to the parts that were originally measured out in simple numbers of local units by the instrument builder.
www.music.ed.ac.uk /russell/instruments/ht1sb16274/ht1sb16274paper1.html   (9291 words)

 Dolmetsch Online - Music Theory Online - The Keyboard
A keyboard is made of keys that have been arranged in the pattern we have illustrated above.
The keyboard convention that naturals are faced in white and accidentals are faced in fl was commonly reversed during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
If you've ever looked closely at a piano keyboard you may have noticed that the widths of the white keys are not all the same at the back ends (where they pass between the fl keys).
www.dolmetsch.com /musictheory6.htm   (1413 words)

 Open Directory - Arts:Music:Instruments:Keyboard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
This includes instruments with hammered or plucked strings such as the piano and harpsichord, wind-blown instruments such as the organ, keyboard-actuated electronic synthesizers, and electro-mechanical electric pianos.
The harpsichord is that family of keyboard instruments which are plucked, not struck, by the key mechanism.
It has served as the major string keyboard instrument for substantially longer than its descendant the piano, and still at the end of the millenium is much in use, both in early music performance and in various new applications.
dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Instruments/Keyboard/desc.html   (502 words)

 Keyboard Instruments - infoweb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Celesta - A musical instrument consisting of graduated steel plates that are struck by hammers activated by a keyboard
Clavichord - An early keyboard musical instrument having strings struck by tangents attached directly to the key ends.
Melodica - Variations of this keyboard have since been manufactured by numerous companies in different regions of the world, each giving the instrument a different name i.e.
www.infoweb.co.nz /research/music/instruments/keyboard   (234 words)

 Keyboard Magazine - Williams V-1 Keyboard Guitar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
And neither is Vinson Williams, the inventor of this instrument.
Voice leading is also off the table, but my hunch is that if this instrument appeals to you on any level, voice leading is either unimportant to you or beyond the scope of your current abilities (and there’s no shame in that).
Limitations aside, it’s a fun instrument, and for seasoned keyboard players it might be a great way to blow off steam and get out of your own bag for a while.
www.keyboardmag.com /story.asp?sectioncode=30&storycode=12217   (1303 words)

 Instruments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Harpsichord: This keyboard instrument was very popular during the Baroque period.
String bass: This instrument stands over six feet tall and is the lowest sounding instrument in the string family.
It is the smallest instrument in the string family.
empire.k12.ca.us /capistrano/Mike/capmusic/instruments/instruments.htm   (880 words)

 Schott Music - Shop - Sheet music - Orgel, Harmonium - Two Organs, Organ and Keyboard Instrument, Harp
Sheet Music for Two Organs or Organ and Another Keyboard Instrument or Harp
Please choose from our wide range of sheet music for two organs or organ and another keyboard instrument or harp.
2 organs (keyboard instruments) or 2 harps or 1 harp and 1 keyboard instrument
www.schott-music.com /shop/Sheet_Music/Orgel_Harmonium/Two_Organs_Organ_Keyboard_Instrument_Harp   (108 words)

 Keyboard instruments
The main medieval keyboard instrument was the organ, which was made in many different sizes for different purposes.
The biggest was the great organ, which was built in churches: this bellows for this huge instrument were operated by manpower (from two to seven people were needed!).
The positif (positive) organ was used in a chamber setting: it only required two operaters, one to pump the bellows and one to play the keys.
www.brown.edu /Departments/Italian_Studies/dweb/arts/music/mmkeyboards.shtml   (130 words)

 Online Keyboard Instrument Appraisal - Terms and Conditions
All used keyboard values are determined by broad and accurate market research, involving comparison of the property with similar items which have sold within the current retail market.
Statements of valuation of the musical instrument are based on an opinion of Concert Pitch Piano Services at the time of the appraisal.
Changes in general economic conditions and substantial changes in the used musical instrument market from any cause, including local dealers' importation of used instruments from other geographical areas, may change the market value of the musical instrument.
www.concertpitchpiano.com /KeyboardAppraisalTerms.html   (573 words)

 Acoustic keyboard musical instrument (US4939969)
An acoustic keyboard musical instrument such as a piano includes a keyboard, a mechanical musical tone generating mechanism, a fallboard, and an operation panel for an external electronic musical tone generating unit.
The fallboard is pivotally supported by the musical instrument body and to be closed/opened so as to cover/uncover the keyboard.
The musical tone generating unit electrically generates a musical tone signal in response to a key depression on the keyboard under the control of control information which is provided by switches on the operation panel.
www.delphion.com /details?pn=US04939969__   (414 words)

 Piano Keyboard | Musical Instrument | Music | Yamaha | Piano | Casio | Picture | Electronic | Kids | Lesson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Most keyboards offer a variety of different sounds to chose from like cosmic organs, real piano sounds and even guitar noises.
Most keyboards will let you select the style of music you want to play like pop, rock or reggae and add background music that will make you sound like a rock star!
Whatever the model or style you choose, keyboards can be a lot of fun.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p422.htm   (345 words)

 The Keyboard Instrument Buying Guide
Depending on the model keyboard you buy and what your computer setup is, the MIDI also allows downloading new sounds and songs from your computer, via the internet, to your keyboard.
In fact, there are some keyboards, including many of the Casio and Yamaha instruments we carry, that come with special learning software that can actually teach you how to play your instrument with step-by-step graded lessons, including tests.
Some instruments have precalibrated synthesizer functions that will sonically change the waveform of a given instrumental sound to create something wildly different than the original.
www.bestbuy.com /olspage.jsp?id=cat12077&categoryRep=cat03000&guideID=1109233678473&type=page   (677 words)

 Halfbakery: Keyboard
This is a keyboard instrument that’s analogous to a fretless stringed instrument.
Unless you mean that horrible keyboard worn with a shoulder strap and looking like a guitar that people used to play in the 80's.
It seems perfectly bakeable to me. I kind of think I've seen a picture of such an instrument, actually --- it had a long bar which you would touch at one point or another to produce a tone.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Keyboard   (521 words)

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