chordophone / zither family
keyboard instruments (Europe)
The harpsichord was widely used in Renaissance music and Baroque music.
During the late 18th century, with the development of the
fortepiano (fortepiano is an early piano)
the harpsichord gradually disappeared.
In the 20th century, it made a resurgence, being used in historically informed performances of older music, in new compositions and in popular music .