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How to improvise on organ

I feel quite comfortable doing piano improvisations, but I am very limited when talking about the organ improvisations. Specifically, talking about the left hand, on the piano I can do the specific ...
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Suggestions for pieces for organ with bass pedals of one octave [closed]

I have access to two pipe organs in two different churches, both are similar (the differences are just the number of registers), both having one manual and one octave at the bass. I have learned ...
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How to deal with the extreme reverberation in big cathedrals when playing the pipe organs?

While playing the pipe organs in cathedrals or churches with huge echo/reverberation, I noticed that along with the delay/latency (when the pipes are not close enough to the ears) comes the second ...
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Is there a noticeable difference in sound quality between a mechanical pipe organ and an electronic one?

What I'm trying to get a feeling for is how well an electronic organ can mimic the sound of a pipe organ. I know there are very advanced electronic organs where every single note for every stop is ...
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How to learn to play the pipe organ?

I have been playing piano for about 13 years now. I want to go to the next level: playing church pipe organs. A few weeks ago, my dream to play a church pipe organ became true, after a Catholic mass ...
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How to hold a pipe organ concert in a cathedral? [closed]

I am interested to know what is the process (in general) to hold a pipe organ concert in a church. Should I make a request to the church and tell them I would like to make a concert there? Or should ...
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Send MIDI SysEx message based on CC or PC message [closed]

Bottom line: I'm looking for software, preferably for Linux and open source, which will allow me to send an arbitrary SysEx message when a particular PC or CC message is received, all other messages ...
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Can I play pipe organ as a pianist?

I've never played pipe organ. I'm a pianist and a friend of mine ask me to play on the church on his wedding on a pipe organ. Are there enough difficulties playing a piano song on the pipe organ to ...
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The Elusive sign of + in organ fingering

I am a pianist trying to learn organ and since there’s no funds for lessons I am reading old organ instruction books and came across one from Schneider in the public domain in London published 1875 ...
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What is the reason for the many manuals on a pipe organ?

Pipe organs may have as many as five "manuals", each of them almost the size of piano keyboard, and if would not be enough may even feature the feet keyboard. And my 88 key piano keyboard already ...
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Pipe-Organ; Composition

What is the easiest way to notate an original piece for pipe organ (two manual) and pedal; where I would like to have: 1) the left hand play a tonal chord on the Great Manual; 2) the right hand play a ...
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What does “of the first/second/third/etc. tone” mean in Iberian keyboard music?

For example, "Tiento de 5° tono" - The fifth tone? Mixolydian? I'm not sure about whether "tono" refers to a scale mode because the music is scattered with accidentals that don't seem to follow the ...
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How to denote changing of pipe organ stops during performance?

I'm in the midst of writing a piece which has an organ part which may require stop changes during the performance, possibly mid-note (with the resultant tonal shifts). Searching the web I've tried to ...
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How does a pipe organist deal with latency or delay?

I've seen church setups (choir loft in back) where the organ console is 30 Meters or more away from the pipes. That implies that there would be a minimum of 100 milliseconds from pipe sounds back to ...
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Lateral alignment of pedalboard to keyboards

How should an organ's (61-key) manuals align with its pedalboard, left to right? Symmetrically? By centering a D from the manual on the middle D pedal? Neither the AGO nor the British online ...