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Composers can make pretty god inventors, too. Take a look at our list of important inventions, discoveries and pioneering ideas from musicians, scientists, instrument makers and composers. Just steer clear of Elgar's garden shed…
With roots in the 14th Century, the Harpsichord became one of the Renaissance and Baroque periods' most important instruments. History points to a date in 1397, when a man called Herman Poll claimed to have invented a keyboard instrument vaguely similar to how the Harpsichord ended up.
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