what musical instrument family does the electronic keyboard belong to?

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#1
I don't think you could classify the keyboard as a percussion instrument like the piano..

Help pls.
#3
Piano is percussion?
I always thought that it was a string instrument...
I feel dumb
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#4
Quote by Liberation
The piano is not a percussion instrument.



It is, as you depress the notes on the strings to produce a sound...

(correct me if im wrong, could be classified string)
#5
Quote by Liberation
The piano is not a percussion instrument.


the sound is created when little hammers hit strings
#6
Quote by gu1t4rh3r0
Piano is percussion?
I always thought that it was a string instrument...
I feel dumb

You are correct.
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#7
Quote by Liberation
You are correct.

Oh... pshh. I knew that ¬.¬
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#8
Quote by Liberation
The piano is not a percussion instrument.



Yes it is.
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#9
keyboard is an electronic instrument, so it's not stringed like a piano, but its not percussive either
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#10
Quote by Liberation
You are correct.



No, you are wrong. Sound is produced when the hammers hit the keys.


Anyway, we are getting offtopic, what musical family does the electronic keyboard belong to.
#11
piano is a string instrument, it runs through strings
piano is definitely not percussion
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#12
Quote by HaKattack
Yes it is.

No, it is not. It is a stringed instrument.

I'm the top music theory student in my school, I figure I would know
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#13
piano= string therefor keyboard=string they are basically one and the same
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#14
Quote by Liberation
No, it is not. It is a stringed instrument.

I'm the top music theory student in my school, I figure I would know



This is the second time ill say this..

I made this thread to find out what musical instrument family the electronic keyboard belongs to NOT the piano.
#15
Quote by Metalhead3333
It is, as you depress the notes on the strings to produce a sound...

(correct me if im wrong, could be classified string)


isn't that how the guitar is played, or have i been doing that wrong??

i've never heard the piano described as a percussive instrument in all my years.

as for an electronic keyboard (as opposed to acoustic keyboards) i imagine it'd be considered a synthesizer, an electronic device which creates synthetic notes based off pre-programmed or post-programmed settings.

that's the story i'm sticking to.
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Quote by Metalhead3333
This is the second time ill say this..

I made this thread to find out what musical instrument family the electronic keyboard belongs to NOT the piano.

You answered your own fucking question, muffin.
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#18
piano=percussion
keyboard=electronic?

they should make an electronic section when they teach music to kids. theres strings brass woodwinds percussion and now electronic (maybe)
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Quote by GodbowstoMath
isn't that how the guitar is played, or have i been doing that wrong??

i've never heard the piano described as a percussive instrument in all my years.



Pianos are members of the percussion family. This is because the hammers strike the strings. Harpsichords, however, are members of the string family because their strings are plucked.
#20
Quote by Metalhead3333
This is the second time ill say this..

I made this thread to find out what musical instrument family the electronic keyboard belongs to NOT the piano.

It belongs to the keyboard family...
No joke. Go google it.
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#22
You people do realize that a piano is classified as both a string and percussion?

Edit: Damn beaten...
#23
Quote by Liberation
No, it is not. It is a stringed instrument.

I'm the top music theory student in my school, I figure I would know



A percussion instrument is any object which produces a sound by being hit with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration. The term usually applies to an object used in a rhythmic context or with musical intent.



If you think it's a string instrument because it has strings, then by golly, my shoe is a damn string instrument.


Also, music theory has nothing to do with this.
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#24
if the keyboard is set on its drum sounds then its a precussion if its set on guitar its awesome if its set to saw its got a pretty big selection
Just because I play the drums doesn't mean I suck at guitar, or ams that I's iz stoopidz.


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#25
Quote by Liberation
You answered your own fucking question, muffin.



If your not going to help then go away.

Oh, and nobody cares how good you are musical theory.
#26
Quote by HaKattack
Also, music theory has nothing to do with this.

Instrument classification has EVERYTHING to do with theory, muffin.

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You people do realize that a piano is classified as both a string and percussion?

Edit: Damn beaten...

I see. Well, in Canada, we call it a string instrument, and only a string instrument. I've never heard it called a percussion instrument before.

If a piano is a percussion instrument, then a guitar must be too. You strike the strings with a pick afterall.
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#28
Quote by Liberation
^ Instrument classification has EVERYTHING to do with theory.

I see. Well, in Canada, we call it a string instrument, and only a string instrument. I've never heard it called a percussion instrument before.

If a piano is a percussion instrument, then a guitar must be too. You strike the strings with a pick afterall.



...that is the worst logic I've heard in a long time.
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#29
Piano = string, percussion, and keyboard
A keyboard is anything with keys such as organs, piano, and keyboard-style synths.
Just google stuff...
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#30
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ive always thought its a wind instrument
its a percussion instrument
dumb ****s



Arent church organs wind?
#31
Quote by HaKattack
...that is the worst logic I've heard in a long time.

Jesus Christ muffin. You need a fucking education. Apparently you never learned anything in school. Oh wait. You're one of those bloody poseur "musicians" who only plays guitar, aren't you?

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Arent church organs wind?

Yes, they are.
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#32
Quote by Metalhead3333
Pianos are members of the percussion family. This is because the hammers strike the strings. Harpsichords, however, are members of the string family because their strings are plucked.


so by that logic, finger-tapping would turn a guitar into a percussive instrument.

and a piano is actually a chordophone (which means it's a stringed instrument and a percussive instrument, according to some dead german people)
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#34
Quote by Liberation
Jesus Christ muffin. You need a fucking education. Apparently you never learned anything in school. Oh wait. You're one of those bloody poseur "musicians" who only plays guitar, aren't you?


Yes, they are.



why are you calling everyone a muffin?
#35
no need to argue it anymore... i fix it... all of it.

and i still stand by my answer on the actual question as well.

i'm gunna got get high now.

:-)
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#36
Quote by Liberation
Jesus Christ muffin. You need a fucking education. Apparently you never learned anything in school. Oh wait. You're one of those bloody poseur "musicians" who only plays guitar, aren't you?


Yes, they are.



You keep crapping all over my thread, if your not gonna help then BE GONE.
#37
An electric keyboard, or any electric instrument whose sound is purely electronic (such as no strings vibrating) is an electrophone. GOOGLE PEOPLE!
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#38
It's been answered already. It's an electronic instrument, just like this, this, and as much as we hate it, this
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#39
Quote by Metalhead3333
I don't think you could classify the keyboard as a percussion instrument like the piano..

Help pls.
The keyboard....Pipe Organs, Pianos, Harpsichords, Clavichords, etc. They're all keyboards. Like how the Viola, Cello and Violin are in the Violin family.

Or at least that's how I classifiy it. I've never really thought about it.
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#40
Speaking of keyboards and pianos and such, what is the difference between a keyboard a digital piano?
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