Perspective 1.2 - The Classical Era

Assignment 1.2 - The Classical Era

The Harpsichord

The Piano

The piano has a darker timbre than the harpsichord. What characteristics of the way the harpsichord and piano are built contribute to its bright or dark timbre? Think of two other instruments that are bright or dark that you can compare. How are they built and how does this create their bright or dark sound? Present your answer in two well-developed paragraphs.