PipeChat Digest #521 - Tuesday, September 15, 1998
 
Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast
  by "Don G. Pribble" <donprib@juno.com>
Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net>
Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast
  by "KARL W KELLER" <kwkeller@juno.com>
Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast
  by <danbel@earthlink.net>
Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast
  by "jerry" <aqne@waveinter.com>
Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast
  by "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com>
TO list concerns
  by "Sean Haley" <newgershwin@hotmail.com>
Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast
  by "Ron Pearcy" <ronniep@clear.net.nz>
Re: TO list concerns
  by "Doug Gregory" <gregory@idx.com.au>
for thater folk only
  by "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com>
Jesse Crawford Arranging Techniques
  by <Lewwill@aol.com>
Cadet Chapel, WP, NY: Organ Recitals 98-99 + URL
  by "Patricia R Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Re: for thater folk only
  by <ORGANUT@aol.com>
Re: Bethany U.M. Church
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Web Pages Please!
  by "Jason D. Comet" <bombarde8@juno.com>
Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast back
  by "pianoman" <pianoman@inlink.com>
Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast
  by "Jeff Taylor" <jctaylor@execpc.com>
Re: Jesse Crawford Arranging Techniques
  by "Jeff Taylor" <jctaylor@execpc.com>
Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast back
  by "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com>
Jesse
  by "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com>
Re: Web Pages Please!
  by "bmjohns" <bmjohns@swbell.net>
Re: Jesse
  by "Roger Pariseau" <grinder@west.net>
Re: Web Pages Please!
  by "Nelson and Tracy Denton" <ndenton434@bigwave.ca>
 


(back) Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast From: ORGANUT@aol.com Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 07:31:05 EDT   Shawn,   I would welcome an Email list for Theatre Organ chat. There are many of us across the country and outside the country who are into Theatre Organs, both as owners and interested hobbyist. I think that you would find much more discussion on the technical aspects of organs with a TO group. I am the owner of a WurliTzer TO and am always willing to gain and share knowledge with others about these magnificient instruments.   I vote yes for such a group.   Organut@aol.com Phil Lyons Jr 228-832-3475  
(back) Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast From: donprib@juno.com (Don G. Pribble) Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 09:02:08 -0500   Yes, Sean, I would like to see such a list. I regularly play a TO in church. Of course I don't play TO style but that's what the organ is, a III/12 Wurlitzer.   Don in Minneapolis     I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.   _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 09:24:12 -0500   GRSCoLVR@aol.com wrote: > > Sean-----I am interested,,,,,have been repairing (which I do better) and > playing TO for over 35 years,,,,,,,however,,,I am a bit concerned that the new > list,,,,or chat,,or Email,,,will be chest beating,,,trashing other > organists,,,or/and repairmen and the like,,cause thats all I have seen no > matter where I go. HOWEVER,,,,,,,you are a fresh new guy on the > horizon,,,so,,,why not give it a try! > I'm behind you,,,its a great idea. > > Roc > Sean,   I agree it is worth a try. I am a bit concerned about the above comments concerning the possible negative aspects. The disturbing part is that I know the truth in it. The theatre organ spirit has been nearly destroyed in Chicago by the vindictiveness of a few individuals who are more interested in promoting their own agendas than the welfare of the theatre organs. I edit a local newsletter and I hear regularly about people saying that what I put in the newsletter are lies and distortions. I have yet to have anyone confront me personally and dispute anything I have written. It is more their style to spread their vile rumors surreptitiously. I am only offering this as an example of what Roc has mentioned. We may lose one of the finest theatre organs still remaining in a theatre, because one of the local hacks poisoned the well and shut out support for this instrument so that he could control access to it. Unfortunately the theatre management bought into his act and since he is not very competent the condition of the organ may well be terminal. It is time to stop these people by not buying into their act. Stop the rumors and lies in their tracks by confronting them and determining the truth. The future of the theatre organ depends on positive attitudes so we can attract and not repell interested folks. Good luck Sean....IT is worth trying.   regards,   Jon C. Habermaas  
(back) Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast From: kwkeller@juno.com (KARL W KELLER) Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 12:04:14 -0400   Sean,   GO FOR IT. I would welcome a list just for THEATRE ORGAN.   Karl Musica est Dei donum optimi  
(back) Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast From: danbel@earthlink.net Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 12:19:56 -0400   A strictly "Theatre Organ" list would be welcome.     djb    
(back) Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast From: jerry <aqne@waveinter.com> Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 00:59:56 -0400   A list for T O would be a great idea - the T O is a different beast & should a list of its own   KARL W KELLER wrote:   > Sean, > > GO FOR IT. I would welcome a list just for THEATRE ORGAN. > > Karl > Musica est Dei donum optimi > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org        
(back) Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast From: "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 13:36:46 -0400   I second that!   Ralph Martin        
(back) Subject: TO list concerns From: "Sean Haley" <newgershwin@hotmail.com> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 10:38:26 PDT   I have decided I would take care of this issue before my idea blows up in my face. To everyone that has responded so far, THANK YOU. Please keep those replies coming. The more people that say "yes I want it" the more effort I will put in to making this happen. Now to address some issues which have already come up. I can understand many of the personal experiences some have shared with me regarding personal agendas. Believe me I have had my share of problems with organs and hidden agendas. Like on any list I would expect the participants to be courteous and respectful to another person's ideas and comments. You don't necessarily have to agree, but keep an open mind. As for people pushing personal agendas with public instruments, their products, or anything... I don't think it is honest or fair to shut out any group that is trying to "save" an (public) instrument of worth so that an individual may receive the "glory." If I were president of the society or chapter I wouldn't let such foolishness continue, but... Now for anyone trying to promote a product... If a specific list member asks about it I would expect that the seller would communicate privately to that person. If there was such a comment about the removal of an instrument to be sold (or any other important news) I would hope that the list would welcome such a posting. I (personally) enjoy reading of instruments changing hands (maybe cause I don't have my own pipe organ yet), especially if the instrument is of significant size or historical worth. But extensive transactions between two individuals should be made private. But to keep it simple, similar rules would apply to this list as would to any other (pipechat for example). Keep things on topic and respectful and there won't be any problems. Have I said enough? I hope so. If there are any other questions or concerns please contact me (e-mail add. is below). Stay tuned, a theatre organ list/chat may be on it's way!! _____ | | Sean M. Haley / NWOrganer | | Organist,Pianist,Composer,Piano Tech. () ()..<newgershwin@hotmail.com>...........() () .............................................| | .............................................|___|     ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com  
(back) Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast From: Ron Pearcy <ronniep@clear.net.nz> Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 06:39:06 +0100     Sean,   Thanks for your initiative. I too would welcome a 'Theatre Organ' list   Cheers, Ronnie   -- ----- Ron Pearcy <ronniep@clear.net.nz> 17 Donegal Crescent, Greenswood, Greenmeadows, Napier, New Zealand -------  
(back) Subject: Re: TO list concerns From: Doug Gregory <gregory@idx.com.au> Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 06:55:51 +1000   Sean,   Add me to that list.   Sean Haley wrote:   > I have decided I would take care of this issue before my idea blows up > in my face. To everyone that has responded so far, THANK YOU. Please > keep those replies coming. The more people that say "yes I want it" the > more effort I will put in to making this happen. > Now to address some issues which have already come up. I can > understand many of the personal experiences some have shared with me > regarding personal agendas. Believe me I have had my share of problems > with organs and hidden agendas. Like on any list I would expect the > participants to be courteous and respectful to another person's ideas > and comments. You don't necessarily have to agree, but keep an open > mind. > As for people pushing personal agendas with public instruments, their > products, or anything... I don't think it is honest or fair to shut out > any group that is trying to "save" an (public) instrument of worth so > that an individual may receive the "glory." If I were president of the > society or chapter I wouldn't let such foolishness continue, but... > Now for anyone trying to promote a product... If a specific list member > asks about it I would expect that the seller would communicate privately > to that person. If there was such a comment about the removal of an > instrument to be sold (or any other important news) I would hope that > the list would welcome such a posting. I (personally) enjoy reading of > instruments changing hands (maybe cause I don't have my own pipe organ > yet), especially if the instrument is of significant size or historical > worth. But extensive transactions between two individuals should be > made private. But to keep it simple, similar rules would apply to this > list as would to any other (pipechat for example). Keep things on topic > and respectful and there won't be any problems. > Have I said enough? I hope so. If there are any other questions or > concerns please contact me (e-mail add. is below). > Stay tuned, a theatre organ list/chat may be on it's way!! > _____ > | | Sean M. Haley / NWOrganer > | | Organist,Pianist,Composer,Piano Tech. > () ()..<newgershwin@hotmail.com>...........() () > ............................................| | > ............................................|___| > > ______________________________________________________ > Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org        
(back) Subject: for thater folk only From: "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 17:29:47 -0400   List Is anyone interested in some of the arranging techniques used by the late Jesse Crawford which he learned by studying with Joseph Schillinger? Wanted to ask before I bore everybody silly.   Ralph Martin        
(back) Subject: Jesse Crawford Arranging Techniques From: Lewwill@aol.com Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 17:40:49 EDT   Dear Ralph & List   It would be most interesting to know your thoughts on JCs techniques...........post-Schillinger, I would assume. Completely different from his early recordings of the 20s & 30s.   Lew Williams  
(back) Subject: Cadet Chapel, WP, NY: Organ Recitals 98-99 + URL From: patmai@juno.com (Patricia R Maimone) Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 17:41:07 -0400   Hot off the West Point press...   CADET CHAPEL (IV/323) WEST POINT, NEW YORK 1998-1999 CONCERT SEASON   All recitals and concerts are Sundays at 3:30 PM and are open to the public with no admission charge.   October 4 ZYGMUNT STRZEP   November 1 LEE DETTRA   December 6 MESSIAH, part I plus Hallelujah Chorus   February 28 CATHERINE RODLAND   April 18 USMA BAND + LEE DETTRA   For further information, please go to the website...   http://members.bellatlantic.net/~dettra/   When I have further info about the programs, I shall post it.   Regards to all,   Pat Maimone   _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: Re: for thater folk only From: ORGANUT@aol.com Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 18:32:07 EDT   Ralph,   I are a Theatre Organ person ,(mostly). I would be very interested in knowing about Crawford's arrangement techniques.   Phil Lyons Jr.  
(back) Subject: Re: Bethany U.M. Church From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 16:33:31 -0400   On Thu, 10 Sep 1998 00:29:40 EDT GRSCoLVR@aol.com writes: >Jason: For those of us who picked up this thread in the >middle,,,,could you >give us the specification of the instrument that presently resides in >your >church,,and is playing at this time.?   (No extensions or unification unless noted) GREAT: 8 Open Dia 8 Stp Dia 8 Dulciana 4 Octave 2 Dulcet G/G 4' S/G 16,8,4'   SWELL: 8 Hohlflute 8 Salicional 8 Celeste TC 4 Fugara Mixture II (No breaks) (2 2/3 & 2) 8 Trumpet S/S16,4' Tremulant   PEDAL: 16 Bourdon 8 Flute (Ext) 4 Fifteenth S/P 8' G/P 8'     >PS--Do I recall right that the present organ is a C E Morey, and that >it is a >converted tracker? Please specify the action at present,,,,,,   It was, and still is, an electro-pneumatic insturment. EXCEPT for the Swell Shades. Those were mechanical. That was because it was located directly behind the console, not 35 feet away like it is now. It is a C E Morey Insturment.   The organ builder who 'rebuilt' (ha, laugh riot) it, wrote the original stops on the action/wind intake section of the chests before it was removed. Now, the only stop that is in it's original place is the Fugara and Salicional. The others are not there any more. They have been revoiced. The Bourdon is the WORST pedal I've ever heard. (And I've heard alot) The voicing is VERY intense and overbearing in the treble and bearly speaking and on some, is so headache causing in the bass end. The treble pipes use to be leiblich-voiced, but when it was 'rebuilt', they nailed pieces of metal over the mouths to extend the mouth down. It now has a HOOTy voice to it and I don't use the 8'flute at all on the pedal. I couple the Sw and Gt to the pedal. The Trumpet is NOT a solo reed. The Mixture has no breaks and is VERY loud. I use on Hymns (all of them) the following.   stp dia, dulc, 4'g/g, hohl, sal, fug, s/s4' s/g 8',4', bour, s,g/p8'   Once in a while, I'll add either or both the trumpet and mixture and/or switch the g/g4' and Dulcet.   The organ now has L U M B E R Y A R D L U M B E R W I N D L I N E S ! ! ! ! !   It has NOT been kiln dried, you have a L O T of turbulence in the 'T' duct line.   The blower is located under the Swell box and the wind travels about 4 or 5 feet into the 'T' and from there it is split into the Swell and Gt Reservoirs. The bottom three notes of the Bourdon are winded with a 1 1/2 inch hose from the GT resv. and the rest of the bourdon pipes are winded via the GT resv. The Dulcet and all unenclosed pipework is winded off the GT resv. The Dulcet has a nasty Vibrato when you play any other notes.   If you notice, I D O N O T touch the Open dia and Octave. You can't even use on of them as a solo stop. They drone out the rest of the ensemble and make your ears shatter.   If you are in the Watertown, NY area, PLEASE come by and play the organ and you'll see how bad it is. (I would not pay you to come. It would have to be a volenteering kind of thing)   All I can say is this: (And may other people say the same thing)   "It's Dead! It's long past Dead! It's rotting, No, It's Soil!"   I want a solo reed on the Gt and also playable on the Ch. with a nice strong Pedal Solo-like reed/flue chorus. And a nice pure Principal chorus on the Gt. with a full flute chorus on the Ch and a 4' principal in the Swell.   The second insturment I posted has A L L the 'stuff' I need and want. I would want a larger insturment, but that goes in another Riverside Cathedral.   The Tierce, I didn't want to be an extension. I originally had a Larigot their and the Tierce on the Choir, but I switched them. Yes, I do have music sized for a Cornet V. And the Tierce I do want to simulate a different reed. I might add a 4' Flute (Rohrflote) on the Great.   But, Anyways,   Until Next chat, Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ Worship Chairperson, Organ Curator, | \ organist, choir director, director of music, O and janitor at Bethany U.M. Church, Watertown, NY   _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: Web Pages Please! From: bombarde8@juno.com (Jason D. Comet) Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 19:08:39 -0400   I'm going to surf the web at school during my study halls. I was wondering if anybody had a list of web page addresses that I could check out. (Organ Related)   Organ builders, organ chat-lines, organ-related pages, etc...   Could I get them before tomorrow?   Later, Jason Comet bombarde8@juno.com |\ Worship Chairperson, Organ Curator, | \ organist, choir director, director of music, O and janitor at Bethany U.M. Church, Watertown, NY   _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]  
(back) Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast back From: "pianoman" <pianoman@inlink.com> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 18:06:28 -0500   Hi Ralph, You'd second anything! James Grebe R.P.T. of the P.T.G. St. Louis, MO. Competent Service since 1962 Do what is right and do no harm Creator of Handsome Hardwood Caster Cups and Practical Piano Peripherals   pianoman@inlink.com   ---------- > From: Ralph Martin <rmartinjr@email.msn.com> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast > Date: Tuesday, September 15, 1998 12:36 PM > > I second that! > > Ralph Martin > > > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast From: "Jeff Taylor" <jctaylor@execpc.com> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 19:15:40 -0500   Sean,   I'd be very interested in joining a list, but probably less interested in live chat.   I hope this flies, thanks for your efforts!   Jeff   ---------- > From: Sean Haley <newgershwin@hotmail.com> > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast > Date: Tuesday, September 15, 1998 12:38 AM > > Hello list, > > Hey all you theater organ people that are lurking out there.... > **WAKE UP** you might like this. On Pipechat IRC we talk about a great > number of things. Tonight I was talking with another theatre organ > enthusiast (I am the sort that likes both types of organs) and we > realized that there was a need for all of the people that like theatre > organs and the related to go and chat and relay information. > I am spear heading a project to get either an e-mail list and/or IRC > chat forum available for such a topic. The thing is I need to know how > many people out there want such a thing. Now is your chance to **"pipe > up and be heard."** If I find out that no one wants it then I won't be > wasting time doing this for just myself. I think that this is a great > opportunity for anyone wishing to learn more of the theatre organ, and > for those that just like talking about it. Please, Please, e-mail your > thoughts and ideas if you are interested. Good things come to those the > speak up > > Hope to hear from you... > _____ > | | Sean M. Haley / NWOrganer > | | Organist,Pianist,Composer,Piano Tech. > () ()..<newgershwin@hotmail.com>...........() () > ............................................| | > ............................................|___| > > > ______________________________________________________ > Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: Re: Jesse Crawford Arranging Techniques From: "Jeff Taylor" <jctaylor@execpc.com> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 19:24:59 -0500   Ralph,   I'm interested also...   Thanks,   Jeff Taylor  
(back) Subject: Re: A place for the Theatre Organ Enthusiast back From: "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 20:51:59 -0400   I know, James. It's a character fault inate in the Celtic race.     Ralph        
(back) Subject: Jesse From: "Ralph Martin" <rmartinjr@email.msn.com> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 21:13:36 -0400   List As pointed out by Lew (I believe it was). Jesse's playing altered dramatically after studying with Schillinger. Prior to that he was rather a mediocre organist playing the usual styles that everyone seemed to emulate during that era.....then, he found out about modern arranging and...look out!   Jesse never played anything that required a lot of dexterity or piano-like technique, because he didn't really have any. If you purchase some of his arrangements you'll notice that most of them feature a simple one-finger lead. This one-finger though was interdispersed with beautiful chromatic glissanos where he used what is sometimes called the French School chromatics. For instance, starting on "C" and ending on "C" below, the fingering would be 4-3-2-1-4-3-2-1-3-2-1-2-1. He wanted more of a Portimento rather than a piano-type chromatic where each little note sounds distinct and somewhat separated from it's neighbor's.   Another device he was famous for, and very rarely used, was open harmony. At least that what it has become known as. Actually, it's three part open and he used four-part open more than the three part. None the less, for some reason, this is what everyone plays when they attempt to emulate Jesse.   Jesse's real secret was to accompany a beautiful melody with an entirely different accompanyment and creating intro and endings that were very different. For instance, if you have his arrangement of "Deep Purple" you'll find that the intro is an upside down melody with different choral accompaniment.   So my hunt 'n peck style doesn't wear out on me, I'll explain how to use an upside down melody in the next post. It will really open up some windows for you if you are not aware of this technique.   Till then Ralph Martin        
(back) Subject: Re: Web Pages Please! From: bmjohns <bmjohns@swbell.net> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 20:31:27 -0500   Jason, If you're looking for organ sites on the web, visit the Organ Web Ring home page at http://home.swbell.net/bmjohns/organ.htm That's a great starting place for organ web pages. Right now there are over 50 sites in the ring on the topic of organs, organists, organ builders, sales, and services. Brent Johnson The Organ Web Ring http://home.swbell.net/bmjohns/organ.htm   Jason D. Comet wrote:   > I'm going to surf the web at school during my study halls. I was > wondering if anybody had a list of web page addresses that I could check > out. (Organ Related) > > Organ builders, organ chat-lines, organ-related pages, etc... > > Could I get them before tomorrow? > > Later, > Jason Comet > bombarde8@juno.com > |\ Worship Chairperson, Organ Curator, > | \ organist, choir director, director of music, > O and janitor at Bethany U.M. Church, Watertown, NY > > _____________________________________________________________________ > You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. > Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com > Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866] > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >    
(back) Subject: Re: Jesse From: Roger Pariseau <grinder@west.net> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 18:38:59 -0700   Ralph Martin wrote: > This one-finger though was interdispersed with beautiful chromatic > glissanos where he used what is sometimes called the French School > chromatics. For instance, starting on "C" and ending on "C" below, the > fingering would be 4-3-2-1-4-3-2-1-3-2-1-2-1. He wanted more of a Portimento > rather than a piano-type chromatic where each little note sounds distinct and > somewhat separated from it's neighbor's. > So my hunt 'n peck style doesn't wear out on me, I'll explain how to use an > upside down melody in the next post. It will really open up some windows for > you if you are not aware of this technique.   Bring it all on, Ralph! Especially more of those fingerings. I, for one, have never gotten the hang of those neat theatre-style glissandos. More like fingers hung up on each other. (Then again, I am entirely innocent of any musical education.) For instance, which fingering would you use to accomplish the same thing with the left hand. 1-2-3-1-3-1-3-1-2-3-1-3-4 (or 1) is the best I can do with any speed.   Am I close?   -- Roger  
(back) Subject: Re: Web Pages Please! From: Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 22:31:01 -0400   At 07:08 PM 9/15/1998 -0400, you wrote: >I'm going to surf the web at school during my study halls. I was >wondering if anybody had a list of web page addresses that I could check >out. (Organ Related) > >Organ builders, organ chat-lines, organ-related pages, etc... > >Could I get them before tomorrow? > >Later, >Jason Comet   Well, may I humbly suggest my own websites. I'm sure you will find something to keep you out of trouble for at least 10 or 12 months. :-)) - maybe forever.   http://www.freeyellow.com/members/radentonson   The Pipe Organ Tracker Project.   Even I haven't visited all the links.   - Nelson E. Denton --- The Pipe Organ Tracker Project, The worlds largest collection of organ related links - http://www.freeyellow.com/members/radentonson & C.M.I.H. http://www.freeyellow.com/members4/cmih