An accordion is a musical instrument of the handheld bellows-driven free reed aerophone family, sometimes referred to as squeezeboxes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Accordion"
Aliquot stringing is the use of extra unstruck strings in the piano for the purpose of enriching the tone. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aliquot stringing"
The bandoneón is a free-reed instrument particularly popular in Argentina. It plays an essential role in the orquesta tipica, the tango orchestra. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bandoneón"
The bayan ( ) is a type of chromatic button accordion developed in Russia. It differs from western chromatic button accordions in some details of construction: ...more on Wikipedia about "Bayan (accordion)"
Bridge pins are used on some musical instruments to locate the string precisely in the horizontal plane and to affect the sustain of the strings. They are usually made of steel in modern pianos, of brass in harpsichords. The sustain control function of a bridge pin is not needed in modern pianos since the tuning of multiple strings with the same pitch is used to control sustain, however it is crucial to the sustain of harpsichord strings which sound singly. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bridge pin"
A calliope is a musical instrument that produces sound by sending steam through whistles, originally locomotive whistles. Joshua C. Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts invented the calliope, patented October 9, 1855. The calliope is also known as a "steam organ" or "steam piano." It was often played on riverboats and in circuses, where it was sometimes mounted on a carved, painted and gilded horse-drawn wagon in a circus parade (above right). ...more on Wikipedia about "Calliope (music)"
A carillon is a musical instrument composed of at least 23 cup-shaped bells played from a keyboard using fists and feet. Carillon bells are made of bell bronze, approximately 78% copper and 22% tin. Carillons are normally housed in towers ( campaniles). The carillon has the widest dynamic range of any mechanical (non-electric) musical instrument. ...more on Wikipedia about "Carillon"
The celesta ( IPA )) or celeste ( ) is a struck idiophone operated by a keyboard. The keys are connected to hammers which strike a graduated set of metal (usually steel) plates suspended over wooden resonators. There is a pedal to sustain or dampen the sound. ...more on Wikipedia about "Celesta"
The Chamberlin is an electro-mechanical keyboard instrument related to the Mellotron. It was created by Harry Chamberlin in 1946. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chamberlin"
A Chemnitzer concertina is a musical instrument of the hand-held bellows-driven free-reed category, sometimes called squeezeboxes (Ed. note: some performers consider the term "squeezebox" to be derogatory). The Chemnitzer concertina is most closely related to the Bandoneon ( German spelling: Bandonion), more distantly to the other concertinas, and accordions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chemnitzer concertina"
A clavichord is a small, very quiet, European keyboard instrument. It was invented in about the fourteenth century and continued to be made until the 1840s, and was revived by Arnold Dolmetsch at the end of the 19th century. From the mid-18th century it principally flourished in German-speaking lands, Scandinavia and Iberia. Although most of the instruments built before the 1730s were small (perhaps 4 x 1 x 1/3 feet and four octaves in range), the last instruments built were up to seven feet long with a six octave range. ...more on Wikipedia about "Clavichord"
The clavier a lumieres, or tastiéra per luce, as it appears in the score, was a musical instrument invented by Scriabin for use in his work Prometheus: Poem of Fire. However, it was never built in his lifetime. The instrument was supposed to be a keyboard, with notes corresponding to colors as given by Scriabin's synesthetic system. Scriabin spontaneously recognized red, yellow, and blue, and derived the rest of his system from mapping the visible color spectrum onto the circle of fifths. ...more on Wikipedia about "Clavier à lumières"
A concertina, like the various accordions, is a member of the free-reed family of instruments. It was first invented in 1844 by Sir Charles Wheatstone. Concertinas typically have buttons on both ends and are distinguished from an accordion (piano or button) by the direction of their button travel when pushed. Concertina buttons travel in the same direction as the bellows whereas accordion buttons travel perpendicular to the direction of the bellows. ...more on Wikipedia about "Concertina"
The Dubreq Stylophone was a miniature electronic musical instrument invented in 1967 by Brian Jarvis. It consisted of a metal keyboard that was played by touching it with a stylus - each note being connected to a cheap voltage-controlled oscillator via a different-value resistor - thus closing a circuit and creating a sound. Some three million Stylophones were sold, mostly as children's toys. Rolf Harris appeared for several years as the Stylophone's advertising spokesman in the United Kingdom. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dubreq Stylophone"
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A dulcitone is a keyboard instrument in which sound is produced by a range of tuning forks, which vibrate when struck by felt-covered hammers activated by the keyboard. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dulcitone"
An enharmonic keyboard is a musical keyboard based on an enharmonic scale. At the very least such keyboard will have 17 keys per octave, and enharmonically equivalent notes will have different pitches. A typical keyboard will have one key for, for instance, C sharp and D flat, but a basic 17 key enharmonic keyboard will have two different keys for these notes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Enharmonic keyboard"
Fortepiano designates the early version of the piano, as it existed from its invention by Cristofori around 1700 up to the early 19th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fortepiano"
The word garmon' ( ) is a kind of Russian button accordion, a free-reed wind instrument. A garmon' has two rows of buttons on the right side, which play the notes of a diatonic scale, and at least two rows of buttons on the left side, which play the primary chords in the key of the instrument as well as its relative harmonic minor key. Many instruments have additional right-hand buttons with useful accidental notes, additional left-hand chords for playing in related keys, and a row of free-bass buttons, to facilitate playing of bass melodies. ...more on Wikipedia about "Garmon'"
The glasschord (or glasscord) is a crystallophone that resembles the celesta but uses keyboard-driven hammers to strike glass bars instead of metal bars. ...more on Wikipedia about "Glasschord"
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This article is on the musical instrument; for information on other kinds of harmonia, see harmonium (disambiguation). ...more on Wikipedia about "Harmonium" Please visit again http://www.shortopedia.com shortopedia
A harpsichord is the general term for a family of European keyboard instruments, including the large instrument nowadays called a harpsichord, but also the smaller virginals, the muselar virginals and the spinet. All these instruments generate sound by plucking a string rather than striking one, as in a piano or clavichord. The harpsichord family is thought to have originated when a keyboard was affixed to the end of a psaltery, providing a mechanical means to pluck the strings. ...more on Wikipedia about "Harpsichord"
Henry Ward Poole (1825-1890) ...more on Wikipedia about "Henry Ward Poole"
Keyboard expression often shortened to expression is the ability of the keyboard of a keyboard instrument to respond to the dynamics of the music. ...more on Wikipedia about "Keyboard expression"
Keytar is the name given to a musical keyboard synthesizer fashioned in the shape of a guitar. The name is a portmanteau of the words keyboard and guitar. The instrument often includes a strap so that it can be played onstage and does not limit the player to being stationary as conventional keyboards and synths do. The name "keytar" was first used by keytartist Jeff Abbott in an interview in Iliana Beat Magazine. ...more on Wikipedia about "Keytar"
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