Saturday, July 14, 2012


Clavichord by susanvg
Clavichord, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
Last week I drove this instrument and its owner home from CAMMAC. The instrument is a clavichord, an early keyboard instrument. It has a very quiet sound and was often used as a practice instrument as it would not be heard in concert except in very intimate rooms. I have heard it in concert - it is VERY quiet.

Close-up of Clavichord

Here you can see a closer view. The strings are hit by a brass mallet as the key is depressed. You can learn more about it via the Encyclopedia Britannica.

You can hear it here.

1 comment:

  1. Very beautiful photos, and interesting to hear that clavichord can provide various sounds even vibrato by player's touch.
    Thank you for the link,Susan!