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Self-playing Harpsichord
By Brian Smith

Hi MMDers,  As of yet, I have not seen or heard of an automatic
harpsichord.  Are there any existing?  What would be the best means
of playing the action?  Pneumatic or PianoDisc, etc.?

Brian Smith
Calimesa, California

 [ I think you should first locate a library of suitable music for the
 [ harpsichord (punched paper music roll or MIDI, etc.).  Bach and
 [ Haydn sound good generally but Liberace is doubtful.  My guess is
 [ that you'll find a better library as MIDI files, and a solenoid
 [ player would be cheaper than adapting a pneumatic player for MIDI.
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Thu 16 Nov 2006, 02:07:55 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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