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Spinet and Harpsichord

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The instruments in the picture are called the spinet and harpsichord. They developed from the harp, and later the piano was developed from them. They all belong to the family of keyboard. These instruments are like harps lying down with keys to pluck the strings. The strings in a harpsichord lie at 90 degrees to the keyboard. In a spinet, they are at 30 degrees.

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