A keyboard instrument which looks like a small grand piano. The keys are laid out in the same way, as on a piano but are opposite in colour – the majority of the keys are black, and the raised ones are white. When a key is pressed, it causes a string to be plucked, which gives the harpsichord a 'twangy' sound.
Here is a piece composed by Bach in the Baroque period.
The harpsichord here is playing the theme from The Addams Family.
- Baroque (N4)