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History of the Harpsichord

By January 28, 2013

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An early spinet, keyboard instrument.It's been said casually that the harpsichord was the first piano, but this isn't exactly the case -- it's really more of an early ancestor:

(Pictured: A relative of the harpsichord, the spinet.)

UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1900: Spinet (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)


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