Clavichord vs. Harpsichord
Difference Between Clavichord and Harpsichord
(musical instruments) An early keyboard instrument producing a soft sound by means of metal blades (called tangents) attached to the inner ends of the keys gently striking the strings.
(musical instruments) A musical instrument with a keyboard that produces sound through a mechanical process. When the performer presses a key, a corresponding plectrum plucks a tuned string. The harpsichord originated in late medieval Europe and is one of the most important instruments used to perform Baroque music.
an early stringed instrument like a piano but with more delicate sound
a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots