It is an electronic instrument that contains mechanisms for reproducing sounds of existing musical instruments. It has a rectangular shape and highly variable number of keys.
The keyboard sound is generated by purely electronic means, reproducing samples of sounds of other instruments stored in its memory. This way, this instrument produces many different sounds, such as the piano and other keyboards family instruments, strings or even percussion.
The keyboard is a modern electronic instrument created in the first decades of 20th century. It has become extremely popular around the year 1950 and to the present day is essencial to the execution of various popular music' genres, such as jazz, blues, rock and pop, among others.