A keyed stringed instrument, now superseded by the pianoforte. See Clarichord.
an early stringed instrument like a piano but with more delicate sound
a good introduction to keyboards for a beginner of any age, or as an introduction to baroque instruments for experienced keyboard players
an early piano, a stringed instrument with a keyboard
a keyboard instrument, unlike the piano which uses hammers to strike the strings or the harpsichord that plucks the strings, the clavichord puts pressure on the strings from below - as a result the clavichord has a much softer tone
From Greek for "key", and "chord", a "string". A keyboard stringed musical instrument played by the tangent, or touch, action of small brass wedges striking the strings.
Stringed keyboard instrument popular in the Renaissance and Baroque that is capable of unique expressive devices not possible on the harpsichord.
The clavichord is a European stringed keyboard instrument known from the late Medieval, through the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras. Historically, it was widely used as a practice instrument and as an aid to composition. The clavichord produces sound by striking brass or iron strings with small metal blades called tangents.