Help for Ward Organists
"HELP! I'm a pianist, not an organist! They've called me to be the ward organist and I don't know what I'm doing!"
Here is a manuscript that's been kicking around in my computer for more than a decade. I had originally planned to beef it up and then publish it. Instead, I've decided to offer it as a free download for LDS organists. Its purpose is to help pianists to become good organists through education in the technical aspects of organs. The transition from piano to organ is not always intuitive, and part of the problem is intimidation with all the buttons, knobs, switches, and foriegn-sounding labels. Armed with the information in this manuscript, any good pianist can learn to get a good sound out of an organ. Additionally, it provides some basic instruction in organ technique. De-mystify the organ!
Technology and Technique for LDS Organists
NOTE: Because I'm a self-taught organist, as opposed to trained by experts, there may be inaccuracies in the text. If you find any errors or have any suggestions to improve this manuscript, please email me and I'll make corrections. Thanks!
I suggest you print
with Adobe, not Explorer. After you download, the manuscript will
appear in a window with two toolbars. The top bar is Explorer. It has
a printer symbol on it towards the right side. Don't use it. There
will be another toolbar below the "Address" line. This is the Adobe
toolbar. The leftmost symbol is a "save" icon (you may want use this
to save a copy of the music onto your hard drive.) The second icon
from the left is a printer symbol. Use this one to print; you'll get
a higher quality printout.
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