I Play the Organ

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    I am only 14 years old

    and already play the organ
    MatthewWolf MatthewWolf
    18-21, M
    Jun 19, 2014

    I started learning how to play the organ at age

    12. I had previously not known what an organ really was until age 12. I started taking lessons at about age 12. I have come pretty far in my organ knowledge. It is now EXTREMELY vast compared to where I first started! I consider myself an intermediate organist now. I am...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 14, 2014

    Transposing. I decided

    that this hymn was a bit high for the congregation, so as it was an electronic instrument, I turned the transpose to -2 semitones. I then played a tone lower. As I result, I was reading the music in G, playing it in F and hearing it in E flat. All a bit confusing....
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    1 Response May 22, 2015

    Hymn for distraught Directors.

    Immoral, Impossible, God only knows How tenors and basses, sopranos, altos At service on Sunday are rarely the same As those who on Thursday to choir practice came. Unready, unable to sight read the notes Nor counting, nor blending, they tighten their throats The descant so...
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    Apr 14, 2015
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    Jan 31, 2016


    Here we go, advent again. Carols for Age Concern yesterday afternoon. More later this week. Christmas Carol list fished out to check I still remember them.
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    Dec 2, 2013

    Hammond B3:Rock'S Greateat Organ

    I don't think it's going to be possible for me to get a traditional version of the legendary Hammond B3 organ into my room,but a portable version of this legendary organ(or even a Hammond SK1 or SK2 portable),that's different. Traditional or portable,it's going to be really...
    ultrasensitive ultrasensitive
    51-55, M
    Apr 13, 2013

    Happy New Year https://twitter.

    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    Dec 31, 2013

    At the crematorium. It's a while

    since I've played it, but the forlorn organ seems to have more stop lights than ever inoperative. You have to remember what ones you've pressed; as for pistons, you have to work out what stops apply by listening to the sound that comes out, not that I usually care for them as...
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    1 Response Nov 30, 2015

    Sticky key. I arrived at the second church to

    be warned that one of the keys was sticky and the incumbent organist didn't use it. I surmised that it might be honey, before they told me it was a B(!), the one above middle C. I also noticed that the B two octaves lower if anything stuck worse. So I suggested playing things in...
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    Jan 3, 2016


    "Organ playing is the manifestation of a will filled with the vision of eternity."
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    Nov 20, 2013

    Even dodgier than my usual organs.

    ..(photo by Jan Ebeltjes of painting by Marius van Dokkum ) 
    malizz malizz
    66-70, M
    1 Response Jan 24, 2016
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