VCR Presentation: Lesson 10

Kristy Reed, Period 4B

Fill in the Blank

Lady Gaga often takes to the _____________ during live performances for acoustic renditions of her chart-topping hits.

Did you guess?


n. A keyboard instrument, like a piano or a harpsichord, with strings.

  • from the Latin root CLAVIS meaning "key"
  • more loosely used to describe anything with a keyboard

Synonyms and Antonyms

  • piano
  • clavichord
  • drums
  • guitar
  • harpsichord
  • trumpet
  • organ
Bach on replica of 1670 Gellinger clavichord (Preludio from Violin Partita No. 3, played by Ryan Layne Whitney)

Choose the sentence in which the bold word is used incorrectly.

A. The clavichord, which traces its roots to Medieval European times, is a grandfather of sorts to the piano and other claviers of today.

B. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a musical prodigy, was composing on short melodies on the clavier at age five.

C. The camp counselor strummed her clavier and hummed loudly, hoping her campers would join her in yet another rousing edition of Kumbaya.

D. Although he has been blind since birth, Stevie Wonder plays the clavier like its the back of his hand; never once does he miss a key.