Action Work

The clavichord action is the simplest of any keyboard instrument, and consists of a vertical piece of brass, called a tangent, which is pounded into the far end of the key lever. When the key is depressed, the tangent rises and strikes the string, after which it remains in contact with the string until the key is released. Basically, action work involves making sure the keys all move freely and positioning the tops of the tangents for optimum string contact. If a tangent misses one of the strings, or if a string falls off the top of the tangent while a note is sounding, very unpleasant sounds can result.
Todd Loomis, RPT
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