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Assignment

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition, issue
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Term used to describe the system adopted in partially polyphonic electronic keyboard instruments to determine which of several keys depressed at any one time shall give rise to a signal. Partially polyphonic instruments are those in which two or more sounds (usually no more than 16) can be generated simultaneously; if more keys are held down at once than the instrument has ‘voices’, the assignment system causes a certain selection of keys (the highest, lowest,

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Subjects: Music

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