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Both are KEYBOARD instruments. I play a tracker organ, acoustic piano, electronic organ and electric piano every week for various jobs and I play them exactly the same, from the weight of my arm. Arm weight equalizes everything. On the organ I leave just enough weight to "rest up" yet sustain the tone but really, it is not much different than playing ...


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I have also been working on an electronic harmonium and, after experiments with synthesis I agree with user44435 that it makes sense to reproduce sampled material. I am using Javascript AudioContext. Each of my harmonium's 42 reed sounds are recorded as individual mp3 files and decoded and stored in a buffer using createBufferSource and decodeAudioData. The ...


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The waveform from a single free reed is more like getting one "puff" of air each time the reed reaches its full excusion. I would probably start with a square-wave and if possible modify the pulse width down (or up) to increase the higher harmonics. Then I'd apply some equalization (mostly low pass) to round things out and to get the "wigglyness" in the ...


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Having an instrument like a harmonium or guitar while learning to sing is very helpful, but not necessary. It is helpful, because it can guide your pitch, giving you a sound to which to match your voice. It can also be used to provide accompaniment to your singing. Keyboard instruments and guitar are perhaps the most common instruments to learn along with (...


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Typical Roles of the Left Hand Bass line As you mentioned, the left hand almost always plays the bass line. Some expressive pieces, especially from the romantic era, have a very subtle, or practically non-existent "bass line", so "left hand" and "bass line" are not perfectly synonymous. Rhythm Rhythm is another thing the left ...


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Portable harmoniums are often played with one hand while the other pumps the bellows. Obviously, this isn't necessary on piano so you would have both hands available at all times.


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