Fretted Clavichord- the Action

Fretted Clavichord Tangents

When you touch a key, the tangents (the dark vertical bars at the end of the key) swing up and touch the strings, simultaneously measuring off their length and sounding them. When you release the key, the white cloth woven between the strings stops them from sounding. One moving part per key- the key itself. Nothing could be simpler.

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