Instruction Book for Beginning Organists
Last updated: 17.12.19
Printed: 1973 Author: David N. Johnson
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers ISBN: 0806604239
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Publisher's blurb:
This book is designed for beginning church organists. The emphasis throughout the book is practical, although some chapters deal with basic theoretical concepts. There is an array of music & music examples included. Chapters - introduction to the instrument - The pedals - The manuals - legato - Practice habits - The pedals: heel & toe - Phrasing - Pedal phrasing & additional aspects of pedal technique - Coordination - Trios - Alternate toes - Repeated notes - The manuals: repeated notes & voice leading - Three special problems in voice leading - Coordination: repeated notes - The hymn - The hymn: Free harmonizations - Stops & registration - Ornamentation - Legato & staccato styles - The organist to church work: service playing - Playing on two manuals with one hand - Improvisation for the beginner - Left hand carrying three legato voices - On teaching