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date: 22 September 2019

Action (Fr. méchanique; Ger. Mechanik, Mechanismus; It. meccanica).locked

  • Edwin M. Ripin
  • , revised by Peter Walls

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(Fr. méchanique; Ger. Mechanik, Mechanismus; It. meccanica).

(1) The linkage between the fingers (or feet) and the sound-producing parts of an instrument. Hence, the mechanism by means of which the strings or pipes of a keyboard instrument are sounded when a key is depressed, e.g. tracker action, pneumatic action, electric action, etc. in organs (see Organ §II...

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