Tudor Keyboard Musical Instruments

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Tudor Keyboard Musical Instruments

  • Interesting Facts and information about Tudor Keyboard Musical Instruments
  • List of Tudor Keyboard musical instruments
  • Definition and description of each Tudor Keyboard musical instrument
  • List of the types of keyboard instrument used in the Sixteenth century

Tudor Keyboard Musical Instruments

Tudor Keyboard Musical Instruments
Tudor musical instruments were used in various combinations which provided the Tudors with the opportunity to create unusual and creative music, a forerunner to the modern orchestra. Their collection of Keyboard musical instruments included the musical instruments from the Medieval period together with the musical instruments which emerged during the Tudor period. There were many Keyboard Tudor Musical Instruments. Keyboard instruments are played with a musical keyboard on which every key generates one or more sounds. Many keyboard instruments have extra means (pedals for a piano, stops for an organ) to manipulate these sounds.

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The collection of Tudor Keyboard instruments included the musical instruments from the Medieval period together with the musical instruments which emerged during the Tudor era.  The following list of Tudor Keyboard instruments is not exhaustive but contains the majority of this category of Instruments:

  • The Spinet - the spinet is a small and compactly built upright piano which generates sound by plucking a string rather than striking one
  • The Harpsichord - The harpsichord strings are made to vibrate by being plucked
  • The Church Organ - the church organ sound is produced by means of pipes supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
  • The Virginals - the virginals generates sound by plucking a string rather than striking one
  • The Clavicytherium - the Clavicytherium was a harpsichord that was vertically strung

The harpsichord family, consisting of the spinet, clavicytherium and virginals, is thought to have originated when a keyboard was affixed to the end of a psaltery, providing a mechanical means to pluck the strings. A psaltery was an ancient stringed instrument, similar to the lyre or zither, consisting of a soundboard with several pre-tuned strings that are usually plucked, but may also be bowed.

Tudor Keyboard Musical Instruments
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Tudor Keyboard Musical Instruments

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  • List of Tudor Keyboard musical instruments
  • Definition and description of each Tudor Keyboard musical instrument
  • List of the types of keyboard instrument used in the Sixteenth century
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Tudor Keyboard Musical Instruments

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