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Piano électriquelocked

  • Hugh Davies

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Electric piano developed in Paris in 1928 by Joseph Béthenod (b Lyons, France, 1883; d Paris, France, 1944). Béthenod was one of the French pioneers of wireless radio and worked at the Eiffel Tower radio station during World War I. His piano électrique had a seven-octave keyboard. The sound was generated by electromagnetic tone-wheels, one for each note, and there was a control for timbre. About ...

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