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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2009, 18:06:42 »
Tori Amos (Blood Roses) and The Beatles (Fixing a Hole) come to mind immediately - The Doors keyboardist used a tone similar to harpsichord too... actually I think that was clavinet and on that note the clavinet is a copy of the clavichord an old keyboard (Renaissance) as well.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clavinet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clavichord

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But in the 20th century it made a resurgence, used in historically informed performance of older music, in new classical compositions, and in popular culture.

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During the second half of the 20th century, the sound of the harpsichord (or perhaps rather more often, its electronically-created equivalent) became very familiar in popular culture, appearing frequently in popular music, television, films, computer games, and so on.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpsichord

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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2009, 20:22:25 »
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During the second half of the 20th century, the sound of the harpsichord (or perhaps rather more often, its electronically-created equivalent) became very familiar in popular culture, appearing frequently in popular music, television, films, computer games, and so on.

Well, ok. But I can't help myself: every time I listen to a 'real' harpsichord (like Tori Amos "Blood Roses") I 'see' some funny clothed and powdered guys wearing this ridiculous white wigs... :D

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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2009, 20:27:33 »
banish the thought!

much prettier than Hayden!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEkcSN2dlMQ

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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2009, 22:24:40 »
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much prettier than Hayden!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEkcSN2dlMQ

Yes, indeed! And she knows the vulcan salute...:D

Btw: the name is "Haydn" (without "e"). :wink:

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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2009, 22:35:36 »
thanks!

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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2009, 01:13:17 »
When I hear a harpsichord, I must think of "Mountains of the Moon" by the Grateful Dead.. :)
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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2009, 02:04:37 »
I like this, Clones.

Weighing in on the piano/harpsichord debate, it may also be that the fact that you can actually have dynamics with a piano is influential in people's opinions: the harpsichord, playing at constant volume, requires a change in the actual notes played to effect a distinction between dynamic levels.

I personally really like the harpsichord sound, but for some reason I always find myself stymied when I try and write a harpsichord piece -- maybe it's got something to do with the fact that I'm a pianist, and I'm too fixed in my piano ways to know how to really make use of what the harpsichord *does* have, rather than being frustrated by what it doesn't.

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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2009, 02:12:44 »
Thanks Barry for the listen and comment!

If you'd like to try your hand at the piece I can email you the midi.