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Clavichord vs. Piano — What's the Difference?

Clavichord vs. Piano — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Clavichord and Piano

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Clavichord

The clavichord is a Western European stringed rectangular keyboard instrument that was used largely in the Late Middle Ages, through the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras. Historically, it was mostly used as a practice instrument and as an aid to composition, not being loud enough for larger performances.
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Piano

The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by wooden hammers that are coated with a softer material (modern hammers are covered with dense wool felt; some early pianos used leather). It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys (small levers) that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.
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Clavichord

An early keyboard instrument with a soft sound produced by small brass wedges striking horizontal strings.
Mar 23, 2022

Piano

A large keyboard musical instrument with a wooden case enclosing a soundboard and metal strings, which are struck by hammers when the keys are depressed. The strings' vibration is stopped by dampers when the keys are released and can be regulated for length and volume by two or three pedals.
Mar 23, 2022

Clavichord

(musical instruments) An early keyboard instrument producing a soft sound by means of metal blades (called tangents) attached to the inner ends of the keys gently striking the strings.
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Piano

A passage performed or marked to be performed softly.
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Clavichord

A keyed stringed instrument, now superseded by the pianoforte. See Clarichord.
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Piano

(especially as a direction) soft or softly.
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Clavichord

An early stringed instrument like a piano but with more delicate sound
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Piano

(especially as a direction) soft or softly.
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Piano

A musical instrument with a manual keyboard actuating hammers that strike wire strings, producing sounds that may be softened or sustained by means of pedals.
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Piano

A passage to be played softly or quietly.
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Piano

In a soft or quiet tone. Used chiefly as a direction.
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Piano

(musical instruments) a percussive keyboard musical instrument, usually ranging over seven octaves, with white and black colored keys, played by pressing these keys, causing hammers to strike strings
The piano in his house takes up a lot of space.
She has been taking lessons for many years and now plays piano very well.
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Piano

To play the piano.
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Piano

(of or with fingers) To move (the fingers) up and down on, similar to the motions of a pianist playing the piano.
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Piano

To equip with a piano.
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Piano

To become softer and less intense.
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Piano

(music) softly, as a musical direction (abbreviated to p. in sheet music)
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Piano

(music) Soft, quiet.
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Piano

(in extended use) Gentle, soft, subdued.
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Piano

Soft; - a direction to the performer to execute a certain passage softly, and with diminished volume of tone. (Abbrev. p.
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Piano

A well-known musical instrument somewhat resembling the harpsichord, and consisting of a series of wires of graduated length, thickness, and tension, struck by hammers moved by keys.
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Piano

A stringed instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
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Piano

(music) low loudness
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Piano

Used chiefly as a direction or description in music;
The piano passages in the composition
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Piano

Used as a direction in music; to be played relatively softly
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