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The clavioline was an electronic keyboard instrument, a forerunner to the analog synthesizer. Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ...


It was invented by Constant Martin in 1947. It consists of a keyboard and a separate amplifier and speaker unit. The keyboard usually covered three octaves, and had a number of switches to alter the tone of the sound produced, add vibrato, and provide other effects. Several models were produced by different companies; among the more important were the Standard, Reverb, and Concert models by Gibson and Selmer in the 1950's. The Bode 6-octave model employed octave transposition. 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Hello People who love keyboards!!!!!!!!!!!! Headline text This article is about keyboards on musical instruments. ... Generally, an amplifier is any device that uses a small amount of energy to control a larger amount of energy. ... Closeup of a loudspeaker driver Wall-mounted loudspeaker. ...


Recordings

Max Crook's famous solo on Del Shannon's "Runaway" was played on a heavily-modified clavioline, which Crook called the "Musitron". The clavioline was used on The Tornados' hit record Telstar, by Sun Ra, by The Beatles on the song "Baby, You're A Rich Man. Del Shannon should not be confused with Dell Shannon, the pseudonym under which Elizabeth Linington wrote police precedurals for 26 years. ... Runaway was a No. ... Tornados is a British instrumental group of the 1960s who acted as the in-house back-up group for many of Joe Meeks productions. ... Telstar was a 1962 instrumental record by The Tornados. ... Sun Ra (May 22, 1914? – May 30, 1993) was an innovative jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, who came to be known as much for his cosmic philosophy as for his musical compositions and performances. ... The Beatles, an English musical group from Liverpool, were the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful popular music band in history. ...


External links

  • Keyboard Museum
  • www.clavioline.com Extensive Information on the Clavioline

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Clavioline - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (168 words)
The clavioline was an electronic keyboard instrument, a forerunner to the analog synthesizer.
Max Crook's famous solo on Del Shannon's "Runaway" was played on a heavily-modified clavioline, which Crook called the "Musitron".
The clavioline was used on The Tornados' hit record Telstar, by Sun Ra, by The Beatles on the song "Baby, You're A Rich Man.
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