PipeChat Digest #4838 - Tuesday, October 19, 2004
 
Re: schools of pedal technique
  by "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: schools of pedal technique From: "Octaaf" <octaaf@charter.net> Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 02:27:27 -0500   Good question Bud. To my thinking, not all that useful when applied to an =   AGO pedalboard. As you know, most European pedalboards (Flat or Concave) have straight short(er) keys which are evenly spaced throughout the = (usually non-standard) compass. The precept of "Economy of Motion" is NOT an option =   on these organs. A concept which is drilled into American organists who = are taught to "gracefully" pivot and remain "centered" at all times. For = many, playing one of the great French, German, or Dutch antique organs for the first time might possibly be more than a little disconcerting, and more = work than they invisioned! So much for the romantic notion of touching history =   ..... wrap your ankles, hire a registrant, and eat your Wheaties! Those = who have experienced historic organs in Europe have a clear understanding of = my meaning. I'm certain that you do.   Cheers,   Tim   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Liquescent" <quilisma@cox.net> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 7:23 PM Subject: schools of pedal technique     > Fenner Douglass, surprisingly, taught from the Dupre Method d'Orgue. I > still remember feeling like my ankles were going to fall off after doing =   > pedal scales and arpeggios (!) in all major and minor keys. > > Over the years, a question has occurred to me: Dupre obviously wrote = that > Method for straight, flat pedal-boards (I don't know of any other kind = in > France, except maybe a few organs that were built after Dupre's death) = ... > I wonder what effect that has on the usefulness of it when applied to > American pedal-boards. > > Any thoughts? > > Cheers, > > Bud > > Octaaf wrote: > >> Desiree, >> "Nilson" has been around since way before Bud was a baby (just kidding =   >> Bud!!!). My teachers used it, I use it also. It teaches a very solid >> toe-heel technique in pedal playing. There are several methods out = there >> that teach "toes only" which can be very useful in playing Bach, >> Buxehude, Krebs, ect, or playing on non AGO pedalboards ... these are >> mostly European editions. >> Most likely you can find Nilson online at http://www.pattimusic.com in =   >> the "Organ Methods" section. >> Pax, >> Tim >> >> ----- Original Message ----- >> From: T.Desiree' Hines <mailto:nicemusica@yahoo.com> >> To: pipechat@pipechat.org <mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org> >> Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 6:12 PM >> Subject: The Nilson pedal technique >> >> Where do I find this method? >> Who teaches with it? >> Are the Germani pedal excercises inferior to the Nilson? >> just some questions >> From Desiree' >> T. Desiree' Hines >> Chicago, IL 60610 >> ---------------------------- >> For Compositions by Desiree' >> Frog Music Press >> www.frogmusic.com <http://www.frogmusic.com> >> ------------------------------- >> FOR CONCERTS BY DESIREE' >> http://concertartist.info/bios/hines.html >> >> = ------------------------------------------------------------------------ >> Do you Yahoo!? >> vote.yahoo.com <http://vote.yahoo.com> - Register online to vote >> today! > > > > ****************************************************************** > "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 > List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> > List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> > List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org> > >