A clavicytherium is a harpsichord in which the soundboard and strings are mounted vertically facing the player. The purpose of making a harpsichord vertical is the same as in the later upright piano, namely to save floor space. In a clavicytherium, the jacks move horizontally without the assistance of gravity, so that clavicytherium actions are mo...
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a type of vertically strung harpsichord.[1 related articles]
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