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  • n. An electrophonic keyboard instrument, an electronically amplified clavichord with a distinctive bright staccato sound.


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  • That's because this is a wonderfully recorded clutch of songs, full of rubbery bass lines, epileptic clavinet riffs and hyper-studied production values that fall somewhere between the soft rock of the '70s and the global-minded pop of the '80s.

    Indie bands of the future: Don't touch the Ambien

  • Soon Ó Domhnaill and his sister Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill clavinet and vocals, both from the band Skara Brae, had joined up as well, and a new band had clearly started to take shape.

    The Bothy Band

  • The opening tune "Music in the Glen" features a funky clavinet riff on the third parts that evokes Stevie Wonder more than anything Irish.

    The Bothy Band

  • On the second part of the set of bagpipe jigs "The Pipe in the Hob/The Hag on the Churn," Ní Dhomhnaill plays a driving bass line on clavinet while Keenan crunches out the melody and Molloy and Burke produce some strident, outside-the-box harmonies.

    The Bothy Band

  • The title tune, a three part jig, starts out simply with the melody played on clavinet, but simply soars once the second part begins.

    The Bothy Band

  • For "LP1" Mr. Stewart leads a band of Nashville sidemen who often situate Ms. Stone in Southern soul, with the 1970s cackle of a clavinet or the gospel underpinnings of piano and organ.

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  • The result is not exactly St Vincent: Unplugged - there is a bonkers clavinet solo on Northern Lights and growling electronics on Chloe in the Afternoon.

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  • Onstage, the silken-voiced Spampinato was subdued, while Adams resembled a mop-topped muppet, playing the piano or clavinet with his fists, elbows, or even feet. Top Stories

  • When Bernie Worrell plays his assortment of analog keyboards -- the signature Mini Moog, the clavinet with comics lacquered over the black and white keys, and his newest toy, the Mopho -- you might expect him to play the music that made him famous as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic.

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  • WBGO Bernie Worrell plays his clavinet, the keys of which are lacquered over in old comics.

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