PipeChat Digest #2938 - Thursday, June 27, 2002
 
RE: Shoe shines and key cleaning
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
OHS Gathering Reminder
  by "David Scribner" <dcscribner@earthlink.net>
Re: Shoe shines and key cleaning
  by "LAMAR BOULET" <lmar@hotmail.com>
Re: Shoe shines and key cleaning
  by "m hubbard" <markhubbard@comcast.net>
Re: Shoe shines and key cleaning
  by "m hubbard" <markhubbard@comcast.net>
RE: Shoe shines and key cleaning
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Concert announcement, Lewisville, TX
  by "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net>
Re: play in F#
  by "Tommy Becnel" <tbecnel@cajunnet.com>
Re: pedal exercises
  by "Tommy Becnel" <tbecnel@cajunnet.com>
RE: Looking for a book that answers stupid questions . . .
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: Looking for a book that answers stupid questions . . .
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: Looking for a book that answers stupid questions . . .
  by "Savage, Boyd" <bsavage@fredlaw.com>
A book of answers
  by "Steve Gilson" <sgilson@sympatico.ca>
Cleaning maple key heads
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
RE: Small is beautiful
  by "Steve Gilson" <sgilson@sympatico.ca>
RE: A book of answers
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
RE: Looking for a book that answers stupid questions . . .
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Shoe shines and key cleaning From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 08:28:46 -0400   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C21DD6.2EE6A6F0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   I am not touching this. Please be kind. I am a first-timer. I am a shoe shiner, coffee-maker, = and key cleaner for the organist at our church   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C21DD6.2EE6A6F0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4916.2300" name=3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><SPAN class=3D554592712-27062002><FONT face=3D"Footlight MT Light" color=3D#800000>I am not touching this.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D554592712-27062002><FONT face=3D"Footlight MT Light" color=3D#800000></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D554592712-27062002><FONT face=3D"Footlight MT Light" color=3D#800000></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV class=3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><FONT = face=3DArial size=3D2>Please be kind.&nbsp; I am a first-timer.&nbsp; I am a shoe = shiner, coffee-maker, and key cleaner for the organist at our church</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C21DD6.2EE6A6F0--  
(back) Subject: OHS Gathering Reminder From: "David Scribner" <dcscribner@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 08:16:35 -0500   For those people that are at the OHS Convention and might be reading email from their hotel rooms I just want to remind you that we are having our Gathering of the Lists tonight following Will Headlee's recital. We will gather in the back corner of the OHS Store as soon as we get back to the hotel.   Since I can't send this posting to the PIPORG-L from this travelling account I would appreciate it if someone would forward this posting to that list.   Looking forward to see all of you tonight   David  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoe shines and key cleaning From: "LAMAR BOULET" <lmar@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 13:48:12 +0000   <html><div style=3D'background-color:'><DIV> <P>How nice.&nbsp; those wood keys should have had a finish on them that = would not allow dirt and oil to soak into them.&nbsp;&nbsp; good luck.</P> <P>I have some shoes that need shining and I like coffee.&nbsp; = Ha.&nbsp;&nbsp; Do you need more work?&nbsp; ha</P> <P>bye now&nbsp;&nbsp; lamar</P> <P><BR><BR>&nbsp;</P></DIV> <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV>----Original Message Follows---- <DIV></DIV>From: m hubbard <MARKHUBBARD@COMCAST.NET> <DIV></DIV>Reply-To: "PipeChat" <PIPECHAT@PIPECHAT.ORG> <DIV></DIV>To: Pipechat <PIPECHAT@PIPECHAT.ORG> <DIV></DIV>Subject: Shoe shines and key cleaning <DIV></DIV>Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 22:06:36 -0500 <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV>Requestsrequests@pipechat.org <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV>Please be kind. I am a first-timer. I am a shoe shiner, = coffee-maker, and key cleaner for the organist at our church. We have = maple white keys, and rosewood black keys. I am looking for help on how to = clean them... it seems like you WOOD be able to help me. I've got the = coffee and shoes under control. This is my second attempt at the sending = of this message, so I hope it goes through this time. <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV>Thanks, <DIV></DIV>Shoe shine kid <DIV></DIV></div><br clear=3Dall><hr>MSN Photos is the easiest way to = share and print your photos: <a = href=3D'http://g.msn.com/1HM505401/46'>Click Here</a><br></html>  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoe shines and key cleaning From: "m hubbard" <markhubbard@comcast.net> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 09:14:54 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   --Boundary_(ID_TYi9z/nLgs/RtmCNJna2aA) Content-type: text/plain; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT   Thanks, but I have all the fulfillment here I need. The organist is my = piano teacher. My husband says I like her better than I like him. She is = truly amazing. She taught me at forty to play the piano, well too. But it = suits me to hang out with music nerds. (I hope that doesn't offend you) = I think all of you guys and gals must have the most brain convolutions of = any profession except nuclear scientists, and mathematicians. Send your = shoes, I'm darn good at it!   Shoe shine girl ----- Original Message ----- From: LAMAR BOULET To: pipechat@pipechat.org Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 8:48 AM Subject: Re: Shoe shines and key cleaning     How nice. those wood keys should have had a finish on them that would = not allow dirt and oil to soak into them. good luck.   I have some shoes that need shining and I like coffee. Ha. Do you = need more work? ha   bye now lamar         ----Original Message Follows---- From: m hubbard Reply-To: "PipeChat" To: Pipechat Subject: Shoe shines and key cleaning Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 22:06:36 -0500 Requestsrequests@pipechat.org Please be kind. I am a first-timer. I am a shoe shiner, coffee-maker, = and key cleaner for the organist at our church. We have maple white keys, = and rosewood black keys. I am looking for help on how to clean them... it = seems like you WOOD be able to help me. I've got the coffee and shoes = under control. This is my second attempt at the sending of this message, = so I hope it goes through this time. Thanks, Shoe shine kid     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------= --- MSN Photos is the easiest way to share and print your photos: Click Here "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   --Boundary_(ID_TYi9z/nLgs/RtmCNJna2aA) Content-type: text/html; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3DContent-Type content=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4134.600" name=3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Thanks, but I have all the fulfillment = here I need.&nbsp; The organist is my piano teacher.&nbsp; My husband says I like = her better than I like him.&nbsp; She is truly amazing.&nbsp; She taught me at = forty to play the piano, well too. But it suits me to hang out with music = nerds.&nbsp; (I hope that doesn't offend you)&nbsp; I think all of you guys and gals = must have the most brain convolutions&nbsp; of any profession except nuclear scientists, and mathematicians.&nbsp; Send your shoes, I'm darn good at it!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Shoe shine girl</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; = BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV style=3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: = black"><B>From:</B> <A title=3Dlmar@hotmail.com href=3D"mailto:lmar@hotmail.com">LAMAR = BOULET</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A = title=3Dpipechat@pipechat.org href=3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org">pipechat@pipechat.org</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Thursday, June 27, 2002 = 8:48 AM</DIV> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Re: Shoe shines and key cleaning</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV> <DIV> <DIV> <P>How nice.&nbsp; those wood keys should have had a finish on them that = would not allow dirt and oil to soak into them.&nbsp;&nbsp; good luck.</P> <P>I have some shoes that need shining and I like coffee.&nbsp; Ha.&nbsp;&nbsp; Do you need more work?&nbsp; ha</P> <P>bye now&nbsp;&nbsp; lamar</P> <P><BR><BR>&nbsp;</P></DIV> <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV>----Original Message Follows---- <DIV></DIV>From: m hubbard <MARKHUBBARD@COMCAST.NET> <DIV></DIV>Reply-To: "PipeChat" <PIPECHAT@PIPECHAT.ORG> <DIV></DIV>To: Pipechat <PIPECHAT@PIPECHAT.ORG> <DIV></DIV>Subject: Shoe shines and key cleaning <DIV></DIV>Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 22:06:36 -0500 <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV>Requestsrequests@pipechat.org <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV>Please be kind. I am a first-timer. I am a shoe shiner, coffee-maker, and key cleaner for the organist at our church. We have = maple white keys, and rosewood black keys. I am looking for help on how to = clean them... it seems like you WOOD be able to help me. I've got the coffee = and shoes under control. This is my second attempt at the sending of this = message, so I hope it goes through this time. <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV>Thanks, <DIV></DIV>Shoe shine kid <DIV></DIV></DIV><BR clear=3Dall> <HR> MSN Photos is the easiest way to share and print your photos: <A href=3D"http://g.msn.com/1HM505401/46">Click Here</A><BR>"Pipe Up and Be = Heard!" PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs &amp; related topics =   HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org </BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   --Boundary_(ID_TYi9z/nLgs/RtmCNJna2aA)--  
(back) Subject: Re: Shoe shines and key cleaning From: "m hubbard" <markhubbard@comcast.net> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 09:27:45 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   --Boundary_(ID_/lGeV5rp2/dAcWK+1Ko8IQ) Content-type: text/plain; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT   You're just jealous. ----- Original Message ----- From: COLASACCO, ROBERT To: 'PipeChat' Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 7:28 AM Subject: RE: Shoe shines and key cleaning     I am not touching this.     Please be kind. I am a first-timer. I am a shoe shiner, coffee-maker, = and key cleaner for the organist at our church   --Boundary_(ID_/lGeV5rp2/dAcWK+1Ko8IQ) Content-type: text/html; charset=3Diso-8859-1 Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3DContent-Type content=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4134.600" name=3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>You're just jealous.</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; = BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV style=3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: = black"><B>From:</B> <A title=3DRCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org href=3D"mailto:RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org">COLASACCO, ROBERT</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A = title=3Dpipechat@pipechat.org href=3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org">'PipeChat'</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Thursday, June 27, 2002 = 7:28 AM</DIV> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> RE: Shoe shines and key cleaning</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D554592712-27062002><FONT face=3D"Footlight MT Light" color=3D#800000>I am not touching this.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D554592712-27062002><FONT face=3D"Footlight MT Light" color=3D#800000></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D554592712-27062002><FONT face=3D"Footlight MT Light" color=3D#800000></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV class=3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><FONT = face=3DArial size=3D2>Please be kind.&nbsp; I am a first-timer.&nbsp; I am a shoe = shiner, coffee-maker, and key cleaner for the organist at our church</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   --Boundary_(ID_/lGeV5rp2/dAcWK+1Ko8IQ)--  
(back) Subject: RE: Shoe shines and key cleaning From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 11:03:12 -0400   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C21DEB.C191C0B0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   Ya think? -----Original Message----- From: m hubbard [mailto:markhubbard@comcast.net] Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 10:28 AM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Shoe shines and key cleaning     You're just jealous.   ----- Original Message ----- From: COLASACCO, ROBERT <mailto:RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> To: 'PipeChat' <mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 7:28 AM Subject: RE: Shoe shines and key cleaning   I am not touching this. Please be kind. I am a first-timer. I am a shoe shiner, coffee-maker, = and key cleaner for the organist at our church     ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C21DEB.C191C0B0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1"   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1">     <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4916.2300" name=3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><SPAN class=3D138260215-27062002><FONT face=3D"Footlight MT Light" color=3D#800000>Ya think?</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV class=3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><FONT = face=3DTahoma size=3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> m hubbard [mailto:markhubbard@comcast.net]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Thursday, June 27, 2002 = 10:28 AM<BR><B>To:</B> PipeChat<BR><B>Subject:</B> Re: Shoe shines and key cleaning<BR><BR></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>You're just jealous.</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; = BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV style=3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: = black"><B>From:</B> <A title=3DRCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org href=3D"mailto:RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org">COLASACCO, ROBERT</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A = title=3Dpipechat@pipechat.org href=3D"mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org">'PipeChat'</A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Thursday, June 27, 2002 = 7:28 AM</DIV> <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> RE: Shoe shines and key cleaning</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D554592712-27062002><FONT face=3D"Footlight MT Light" color=3D#800000>I am not touching this.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D554592712-27062002><FONT face=3D"Footlight MT Light" color=3D#800000></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=3D554592712-27062002><FONT face=3D"Footlight MT Light" color=3D#800000></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV class=3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><FONT = face=3DArial size=3D2>Please be kind.&nbsp; I am a first-timer.&nbsp; I am a shoe = shiner, coffee-maker, and key cleaner for the organist at our church</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C21DEB.C191C0B0--  
(back) Subject: Concert announcement, Lewisville, TX From: "Margo Dillard" <dillardm@airmail.net> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 11:57:42 -0500   5th Sunday Concert Series 6/30, approx. noon - immediately following 11:00 worship First United Methodist Church, Lewisville a program of Piano/Organ duets Dr. Margo Dillard, organ Irene Morris, piano (returning from San Antonio) followed by lunch in the Family Life Center If you are coming to the concert, but not attend the 11:00 worship service, enter the sanctuary during the postlude.   Also - the worship services this Sunday will consist of music and readings in observance of July 4. Traditional music and worship at 8:30 and 11:00; praise team service at 9:45.     Margo Dillard, organist First United Methodist Church Lewisville, Texas    
(back) Subject: Re: play in F# From: "Tommy Becnel" <tbecnel@cajunnet.com> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 14:04:09 -0500   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_99411584= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii"; format=3Dflowed   A number of years ago, a friend asked me to teach her daughter to play piano. I used the Bastien Series which began on all black keys. At the = time I wondered about it, but it makes great sense. She could not only play by chords in all keys, but also sight read easily. After a number of years, she went to college and lessons ended, but she was a skilled pianist by then, and I had learned a lot also (being self-taught, I was very apprehensive about "teaching" any bad technique). Since then I have had a number of people ask about lessons, but I just don't have the time.       At 12:14 AM 6/25/2002 -0400, you wrote: >I have long since changed my approach in teaching scales to beginning >pianists as well. C major may have no sharps or flats to read, but the >lack of black keys makes it more difficult for the beginner to remember >where the thumb crossings should occur on the keyboard. For a number of >years now I have begun teaching scales with B, F# and C#, since the >fingerings are much more consistent...2,3 and 4 on black keys, thumbs on >white keys. I then continue backwards around the circle of fifths with = E, >A, D, G and C...then do the flats. > >I am a firm believer that a good musician should be equally comfortable = in >all keys--major and minor--and I try to instill that in my students' >minds. I can't resist adding my favorite line to my advanced keyboard >harmony classes...they quote it to underclassmen with great regularity... =   >"there are no HARD keys, only NEGLECTED keys!" > >David   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_99411584= =3D=3D_.ALT Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii"   <html> A number of years ago, a friend asked me to teach her daughter to play piano. I used the Bastien Series which began on all black keys. At the time I wondered about it, but it makes great sense. She could not only play by chords in all keys, but also sight read easily. After a number of years, she went to college and lessons ended, but she was a skilled pianist by then, and I had learned a lot also (being self-taught, I was very apprehensive about &quot;teaching&quot; any bad technique). Since then I have had a number of people ask about lessons, but I just don't have the time. <br><br> <br><br> At 12:14 AM 6/25/2002 -0400, you wrote:<br> <blockquote type=3Dcite class=3Dcite cite><font face=3D"Arial, Helvetica" = size=3D2>I have long since changed my approach in teaching scales to beginning pianists as well.&nbsp; C major may have no sharps or flats to read, but the lack of black keys makes it more difficult for the beginner to remember where the thumb crossings should occur on the keyboard.&nbsp; For a number of years now I have begun teaching scales with B, F# and C#, since the fingerings are much more consistent...2,3 and 4 on black keys, thumbs on white keys.&nbsp; I then continue backwards around the circle of fifths with E, A, D, G and C...then do the flats.<br><br> I am a firm believer that a good musician should be equally comfortable in all keys--major and minor--and I try to instill that in my students' minds.&nbsp; I can't resist adding my favorite line to my advanced keyboard harmony classes...they quote it to underclassmen with great regularity... &quot;there are no HARD keys, only NEGLECTED keys!&quot;<br><br> David </font></blockquote></html>   --=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D_99411584= =3D=3D_.ALT--    
(back) Subject: Re: pedal exercises From: "Tommy Becnel" <tbecnel@cajunnet.com> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 14:07:41 -0500   I played for years on a "rebuilt" pipe organ that had very little pedal division. It is really hard to do any kind of exercises on pedals that aren't distinctive. Then, I went to a Baldwin that was just about as bad. Now with a small Rodgers with a "very" prominent pedal division, I have found that I have to really practice. I just found the Gleason and have started to practice the exercises again. It really helps.       At 06:50 AM 6/25/2002 -0500, you wrote: >At 06:33 AM 6/25/02 -0500, you wrote: >>Yes, I like Nillson. > >I use Nilson also....it does provide a challenge on my 'toaster" when >you're trying to play two notes in the same octave....the Conn folks >didn't think an organ ever used more than one foot. > >jch > > > >"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: Looking for a book that answers stupid questions . . . From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 16:07:22 -0400   Gee Glenda there are many references. I recently myself, asked a very similar question regarding mixtures. To start, if it's still available, it is certainly still useful for your purposes and that would be William Harrison Barnes's *The Contemporary American Organist*. I bought mine back in the 60s but looked at it recently. (I just checked amazon.com and it is reprinted in paperback for ca. $15.00.) Also TubaMagna (Herr Gluck) has written an artilce on Mixtures that I just purchased from American = Institute of Organbuilders; go to their web site http://www.pipeorgan.org/ and seek = it out on their back issues list, "The Organ" in the Groves Musical = Instrument series. This is a small start. Barnes gives a brief but solid foundation = in stop "families" and mutation/mixture make-up and break-up, as it were.            
(back) Subject: RE: Looking for a book that answers stupid questions . . . From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 16:13:54 -0400   I'm replying to my own reply only to say that I didn't finish this and = will get back later. My boss came out with work. You know...work! What he pays = me to do. ------- Gee Glenda there are many references. I recently myself, asked a very similar question regarding mixtures. To start, if it's still available, it is certainly still useful for your purposes and that would be William Harrison Barnes's *The Contemporary American Organist*. I bought mine back in the 60s but looked at it recently. (I just checked amazon.com and it is reprinted in paperback for ca. $15.00.) Also TubaMagna (Herr Gluck) has written an artilce on Mixtures that I just purchased from American = Institute of Organbuilders; go to their web site http://www.pipeorgan.org/ and seek = it out on their back issues list, "The Organ" in the Groves Musical = Instrument series. This is a small start. Barnes gives a brief but solid foundation = in stop "families" and mutation/mixture make-up and break-up, as it were.            
(back) Subject: RE: Looking for a book that answers stupid questions . . . From: "Savage, Boyd" <bsavage@fredlaw.com> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 15:13:43 -0500   Glenda,   Have you checked out Poul Gerhard Andersen's book entitled "Organ Building and Design"? You might have to look around a bit for it, but I think you would find it interesting.   Boyd  
(back) Subject: A book of answers From: "Steve Gilson" <sgilson@sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 17:56:07 -0400   Glenda et al,   The Cambridge Companion to the Organ is a great book. While it does get a bit heavy into organ building practices historically (not everyone is into that), it does have some excellent chapters on organ construction, physics of the organ, temperament, etc as well as some articles about organ = playing and organ music in the liturgy. Some great authoring by the likes of = Stephen Bicknell and Edward Higginbottom among many others...   As I said, some of it may be a bit heavy for some, but there is a wealth = of info in it. I got it as a gift from my brother and have enjoyed it greatly....     Steve Gilson Organist and Choirmaster St. Andrew's Presbyterian, St. Lambert, Quebec    
(back) Subject: Cleaning maple key heads From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 18:33:10 EDT   How old are these keys, and how much use does the organ get? Obviously, the finish has worn through and finger oils are helping dirt = get stuck in the wood's open grain. The keyboards can be removed and sent to = an experienced and reliable organbuilding shop for cleaning and application = of a sturdy and longlasting finish.   Sebastian Matthaus Gluck New York City  
(back) Subject: RE: Small is beautiful From: "Steve Gilson" <sgilson@sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 18:54:02 -0400   Hi all,   For those that have posted the perils of pedaling when you are of, ahem, short stature, try being 6ft 5 in tall! Most organ benches that I sit at are so low that my knees = get stuck between the pedal board and the underside of the manuals. Also, I = wear a size fourteen shoe, and your average expression pedal isn't deep enough = to get my whole foot into, so in the beginning I played a lot of A flats and = B flats with my heel while closing the Swell box! I have since made my own = set of blocks to go under the bench, (that I take with me whenever I travel or "guest in") giving me a better "angle of attack" to the pedals.   The up-side to this is that choirs almost always say "Hey, we can see the director from behind the console for once!"   As for pedal technique, well, like Colin, I'm self taught also, but the "knees together" method is sometimes the only way I can get my legs in = there without taking my knee caps off.   One question: Is it just me, or do the rest of you have to hang on to the bench for dear life when playing two footed pedal lines without manuals?   Happy Pedaling,   Steve Gilson St. Lambert, Quebec    
(back) Subject: RE: A book of answers From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 20:21:56 -0500   Thanks.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: RE: Looking for a book that answers stupid questions . . . From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 20:21:56 -0500   Thanks.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com