Mudcat Café message #2617810 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120392   Message #2617810
Posted By: G-Force
24-Apr-09 - 11:30 AM
Thread Name: Clavichord thread
Subject: Clavichord thread
Anybody here got one? Anybody here ever heard one?

Unlike with the keyboard instruments of the piano, harpsichord or organ families, with the clavichord you can vary the pitch of a note after you have played it by varying finger pressure on the key. Sounds a bit like tremolo on the guitar, and can be very expressive.

The down side seems to be lack of dynamic range, and a tendency for the low notes to overpower the high notes. Still, the sound can be wonderful, playing the right music.

I did a forum search on 'clavichord' but nothing came up, so I guess this will be a short thread.