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La Viola Organista from Leonardo da Vinci - wonderful !
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http://youtu.be/gOrn_z9m9lU

A Polish pianist made that, it works beautifully.

the keyboard plays with viola tone.



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Re: La Viola Organista from Leonardo da Vinci - wonderful !
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It's a nice instrument but it is the third or fourth tread about it..

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Dare I ask what temperament da Vinci would have preferred on his own creation? laugh

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Originally Posted by erichlof
Dare I ask what temperament da Vinci would have preferred on his own creation? laugh


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Re: La Viola Organista from Leonardo da Vinci - wonderful !
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Originally Posted by wimpiano
It's a nice instrument but it is the third or fourth tread about it..


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Originally Posted by wimpiano
It's a nice instrument but it is the third or fourth tread about it..


And it is the first thread for new comers like me.

Brilliant.

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Brilliant, just brilliant.


Re: La Viola Organista from Leonardo da Vinci - wonderful !
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Any thoughts on why the key fronts (possibly the bottom too) have a half moon shape on the underside?

Thanks for sharing, a very nice sounding instrument that doesn't give the player a crick in their neck.


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Originally Posted by Emmery
Any thoughts on why the key fronts (possibly the bottom too) have a half moon shape on the underside?


It is a common adornment on period keyboard instruments.


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Originally Posted by Emmery
Any thoughts on why the key fronts have a half moon shape on the underside?


My guess is it acts like a tail, guiding the rest of the key, providing a light key more grip.

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