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Question 1: The organ is without doubt the oldest of these, appearing in the 3rd century BC, although this early instrument—called ________--did not use a keyboard in the modern sense.
HydraulicsMuseWater organOrgan (music)

Question 2: The white tangents were made of ________, the black of ebony, but now artificial materials like plastic are used to cover the wooden keys.

Question 3: Among the earliest keyboard instruments are the pipe organ, hurdy gurdy, ________, and harpsichord.
Johann Sebastian BachClavinetClavichordBaroque music

Question 4: The ________ and electronic piano were early efforts that, while being useful instruments in their own right, were not successful in convincingly reproducing the timbre of the piano.
Billy PrestonElectric pianoWurlitzer electric pianoClavinet

Question 5: The most notable early synthesizer is the ________, which used analog circuitry.
Rock musicMoog synthesizerMoog modular synthesizerMinimoog

Question 6: A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a ________.
AccordionMusical scaleMusical keyboardPiano

Question 7: The harpsichord and the clavichord were both very common until the widespread adoption of the ________ in the 18th century, after which their popularity decreased.
VibraphonePercussion instrumentPianoTimpani

Question 8: In common language, it is mostly used to refer to keyboard-style ________.
Sound recording and reproductionDigital audio editorSynthesizerMixing console


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