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Keyboard Instruments A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. It produces sound by plucking a string when each key is pressed. Also in the harpsichord family is the smaller virginals, the muselar or muselaar virginals and the spinet (but not the clavichord which is a hammered instrument). The harpsichord was widely used in baroque music. It became less popular following the invention of the piano, but its distinctive sound is still used in contemporary music.
Stringed instruments Lute can refer generally to any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back, or more specifically to an instrument from the family of European lutes. The European lute and the Near-Eastern oud both descend from a common ancestor, with diverging evolutionary paths. The lute is used in a great variety of instrumental music from the early renaissance to the late baroque eras. It is also an accompanying instrument, especially in vocal works, often realizing a basso continuo or playing a written-out accompaniment. The player of a lute is called a lutenist, lutanist, or lutist, and a maker of lutes (or any string instrument) is called a luthier. The Lute in its many forms throughout history is the antecedent of the modern acoustic and electric guitar, the banjo, the mandolin and other modern neck instruments, although the modern guitar owes the most to the lute.
Woodwind instrument • Bag pipes
Recorders • moeck
Brass instruments • brass
Percussion instruments • naker