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Method of Organ Playing

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ISBN-10: 0132075318

ISBN-13: 9780132075312

Edition: 8th 1996

Authors: Harold Gleason, Catharine C. Gleason

List price: $218.60
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Thirty-five years of organ teaching and years of research as a musicologist have made Gleason's guide one of the most reputable and well-documented of its kind on the market today, providing future organists with the musical and technical foundation necessary for mastering the fine art of organ playing. Reflecting the latest principles of techniques and interpretation, it offers clear, basic instruction, providing users with a solid foundation and practical start to a lifetime profession in organ playing. Supporting technical practice with important and applicable background musical information, it includes a new section "An Outline of Study for the Beginning Organist" which shows users how to use the book in the most efficient manner to achieve their particular career goal. Also available in Braille for use in schools for the blind. Ideal resource manual for organ faculty and those interested in a background study of organ playing.
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Book details

List price: $218.60
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/4/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Introduction, The Organ, Registration
The organ
General description
Classes of pipes
Qualities of tone color
Mutation stops
Mixture stops
Germany in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Italy in the seventeenth century
Germany in the nineteenth century
France in the nineteenth century
United States in the twentieth century
Use of the swell pedal and crescendo pedal
An Outline of Study for the Beginning Organist
Manual Technique, Manual Exercises, Part Playing
Manual technique
Position at the console
Manual exercises
Attack and release
Legato and detached notes
Finger extension
Finger independence
Finger substitution
Finger crossing
Part playing
Learning Techniques and Compositions for Manuals
Learning techniques
Compositions for manuals
Pedal Technique and Pedal Exercises
Pedal technique
Position at the console
Practice techniques
Pedal exercises
Attack and release
Intervals within the compass of a fifth
Each foot moves the interval of a second
Each foot moves the interval of a third
Heel and toe pedal substitution
Each foot moves the interval of a fourth
Each foot moves the interval of a fifth
Each foot moves the interval of a sixth
Exercises based on pedal parts in compositions by J.S. Bach
Pedal glissando
Two- plane pedaling
Advanced pedal substitution
Alternate toe in wide intervals
Heel and toe in wide intervals
Broken chords
Pedal exercitum BWV 598, J.S. Bach
Double notes
Studies and Compositions for Manuals and Pedal
Performance Practice
Embellishment of sixteenth-century music
Notes Inegales
Sixteenth century
Seventeenth century
Eighteenth century
Affektenlehre (Doctrine of Affections)
Tempo Rubato
Style and Interpretation
Service Playing
Service playing
Hymn playing
Adapting piano accompaniments
A supplementary list of easier service music
Scales for Manuals and Pedals
Practice techniques
Graded course in organ playing
Organ specifications
Organ music of the renaissance and baroque