I believe there is unmistakable iconographical evidence of a keyed
monochord with all 'white keys' except a single black one for Bb.
Don't have it to hand, but those familiar with literature on the very
early clavichords and their immediate antecedents may remember the
I think it's B, though, not H.
>It is intersting that the I-VIII modes use (if discreetly, in III and
>VII) one of the modal computer's black notes, Bflat. This seems to be
>consilient ('jumping together') with the fact that german gives this
>note an own, non-derivative name - H
>And I wonder if there is any iconographic trace of a corresponding
>keyboard, that gives H&B as a split 'white key' and only 4
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