What if you took a long, metal string, stretched it out taut, and then plucked it with a feather quill? Admittedly, just one string pluck has a puny sound compared with the modern-day piano. But, add another forty-seven strings or so, and you get the mighty harpsichord! Peter demonstrates why this wonderful plucked string instrument has captured the imagination of major composers from Bach to the Beatles, and beyond.

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