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date: 21 June 2024

Harpsichord 

Source:
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Author(s):

Colin Larkin

As it plucks rather than strikes strings, this keyboard instrument has more resonance than the piano. Its potential impact on pop, however, has been blunted by the fine line between an ear-catching extraneousness and its association with the late Middle Ages, when it was first manufactured. Mostly, it has been employed either to convey an ‘olde tyme’ flavour (... ...

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