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    Default Harpsichords are lovely

    Seriously. They are. I love these things. They sound so cool, and the pattern of music they usually end up playing is just so... interesting! I had to share.

    What I find particularly interesting is actually about their history. They were created before piano's ever were. The first harpsichords started to appear in the 16th century, and the piano in the 18th century. Now that might not seem odd, until you consider the mechanism in which they play music. A piano is a simple hammer striking a wire. Where as, a harpischord is a pick that plucks a string, and then swivvles and drops below the string again. The mechanism at which a harpsichord functions is a lot more complex than a piano. It seems rather odd that it came beforehand. You would have though the idea for a piano would have come much earlier.

    If I were ever to learn to play a classical instrument, this would be it. I mean, just listen to that; I feel like a hoity toity french woman sipping tea at versailles when this plays (and that's a lovely image/feeling to me).








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    Lovely indeed.

    Two shouts for the harpsichord!
    You hem me in -- behind and before;
    you have laid your hand upon me.
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

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    I think the way they are played is an earsore, but for the quality of the actual sound I think it has a lot of potential.

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    Brian Jones on the harpsichord.


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    Lowbrowing this thread, I can't help it.

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    ^Yup that's another one.

    And for shame.. calling the Beatles lowbrow.

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    There's some harpsichord in there, you have to listen closely though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nights and Days View Post
    ^Yup that's another one.

    And for shame.. calling the Beatles lowbrow.
    Well you know, compared to Bach and stuff. I suppose Bach was the Beatles of his day, point taken.

    (Backstreet girl, that not double entendre, right, they wouldn't do that.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    Well you know, compared to Bach and stuff. I suppose Bach was the Beatles of his day, point taken.

    (Backstreet girl, that not double entendre, right, they wouldn't do that.)
    Of course not..

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