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This will not solve the pedal issue. However, I as well have a digital 88. It's the Kawai MP 9500. Prior to purchasing, I visited music stores with scotch taped nickels that weighted down the keys to approximate more or less a Steinway. After 1 and a half years I did find the above mentioned keyboard in which the keys are wood encased plastic. It is a ...


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There have been a few periods when organ music was written for manuals only, and some of it is playable on a single manual, especially if you can set up the keyboard so notes above and below middle C have different organ tone colors. Many 16th and 17th century English, French, Spanish, and Italian organs had either no pedals at all, or there were a few ...


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If you want to play the piece as written for organ, you'll need two keyboards plus bass pedals. If you want to convey the essence of the music, you can bodge together a version that fits a single keyboard. But you knew that really, didn't you? :-)


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You have to distinguish between playing transcriptions of organ music and practicing for later playing of organ music on an actual organ. The first was much in vogue in the 19th and early 20th century, when the church lost influence and keyboard virtuosos wanted to preserve the repertoire of the old masters (mainly Bach), without forcing their audience away ...


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One trick which can be helpful when trying to superimpose duple and triple meters is to consider the rhythm of the song "Chim chim cheree" from Mary Poppins. The first two measures each contain four syllables: "CHIM CHIM-i-NEE" whose durations are quarter, eighth, eighth, quarter. With the word stresses as indicated (how the song would usually be sung), ...



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