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  • 1 keyboard instrument — ▪ music Introduction       any musical instrument on which different notes can be sounded by pressing a series of keys, push buttons, or parallel levers. In nearly all cases in Western music the keys correspond to consecutive notes in the… …

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  • 2 instrument — noun 1 tool for a particular task ADJECTIVE ▪ precision, sensitive ▪ sophisticated ▪ reliable ▪ crude ▪ blunt …

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  • 3 stringed instrument — a musical instrument having strings as the medium of sound production, played with the fingers or with a plectrum or a bow: The guitar, the harp, and the violin are stringed instruments. * * * Any musical instrument that produces sound by the… …

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  • 4 musical instrument — Introduction       any device for producing a musical sound. The principal types of such instruments, classified by the method of producing sound, are percussion (percussion instrument), stringed (stringed instrument), keyboard (keyboard… …

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  • 5 String instrument — A string instrument (or stringed instrument) is a musical instrument that produces sound by means of vibrating strings. In the Hornbostel Sachs scheme of musical instrument classification, used in organology, they are called chordophones. The… …

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  • 6 percussion instrument — a musical instrument, as the drum, cymbal, triangle, xylophone, or piano, that is struck to produce a sound, as distinguished from string or wind instruments. [1870 75] * * * A musical instrument that is struck (or sometimes shaken or scraped) to …

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  • 7 musical instrument — I (Roget s IV) n. Types of musical instruments include: lyre, bell, tubular bells, chimes, pipes of Pan, flute, piccolo, flageolet, oboe, clarinet, licorice stick*, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, A clarinet, E flat clarinet, B flat clarinet,… …

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  • 8 wind instrument — /wind/ a musical instrument sounded by the breath or other air current, as the trumpet, trombone, clarinet, or flute. [1575 85] * * * ▪ music Introduction       any musical instrument that uses air as the primary vibrating medium for the… …

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  • 9 musical instrument — noun any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑instrument • Derivationally related forms: ↑instrumental (for: ↑instrument), ↑instrumentalist ( …

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  • 10 Musical instrument — A musical instrument is a device created or adapted for the purpose of making musical sounds. In principle, any object that produces sound can serve as a musical instrument it is through purpose that the object becomes a musical instrument. The… …

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  • 11 Polyphony (instrument) — This article is about a feature of electronic instruments. For the musical texture, see Polyphony. Polyphony is a property of musical instruments, meaning they can play multiple notes simultaneously. Instruments featuring polyphony are said to be …

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  • 12 Musical instrument classification — At various times, and in various different cultures, various schemes of musical instrument classification have been used. The most commonly used system in use in the west today divides instruments into string instruments, wind instruments and… …

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  • 13 Musical Instrument Museum (Brussels) — For other uses, see Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix) and Musical Instrument Museum. The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is a music museum in central Brussels, Belgium. It is part of the Royal Museums for Art and History and internationally… …

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  • 14 Virginals — Virginal redirects here. For other uses, see Virginal (disambiguation). Virginals Flemish virginals (Paris, Musée de la Musique). Note the inset keyboard placed left of centre. Classification Keyboard instrument Playing rang …

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  • 15 clavier — clavier1 /kleuh vear , klav ee euhr, klay vee /, n. the keyboard of a musical instrument. [1700 10; < F: keyboard, in OF, keyholder, equiv. to L clavi(s) key + ier IER2] clavier2 clavierist, n. /kleuh vear , klav ee euhr, klay vee / …

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  • 16 Inventions in medieval Islam — A significant number of inventions were developed in the medieval Islamic world, a geopolitical region that has at various times extended from Al Andalus and Africa in the west to the Indian subcontinent and Malay Archipelago in the east.… …

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  • 17 symphony — /sim feuh nee/, n., pl. symphonies. 1. Music. a. an elaborate instrumental composition in three or more movements, similar in form to a sonata but written for an orchestra and usually of far grander proportions and more varied elements. b. an… …

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  • 18 Clavichord — 1977 clavichord by Keith Hill, Op. 44 (Op. 28 reworked) Keyboard instrument Hornbostel–Sachs classification 314.122 4 8 (Simple chordophone with keyboard sounded by tangents) …

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  • 19 Paul McNulty (piano maker) — Paul McNulty Born 1953 Houston, Texas (USA) Occupation crafter, restorer of keyboard instruments …

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  • 20 Paul McNulty — Early piano replica by the modern builder Paul McNulty, after Walter Sohn, 1805. Paul McNulty ( …

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