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Building a pedal board Print E-mail
Written by Vidar Fagerjord   
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 21:10

To play organ music, a pedal board is pretty much required. Without a strong bass line, the organ will sound weak. And you can't add 16 foot ranks to the manuals - that produces an awful growling.

There are some alternatives out there. But just a few companies makes pedal boards suited for a huge pipe organ. Depending on which standard you'll shoot for, pedal boards usually has 30 or 32 notes. As far as I know, the european standard is 30 notes, while US standard dictates 32. Personally, I went with 32 notes. I believe that it is better to do it now, than to be sorry later for not having the full compass.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 21:15
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Organ bench Print E-mail
Written by Vidar Fagerjord   
Monday, 20 July 2009 20:48

Today I started on the organ bench. I needed a break from the pedal board anyway - I'm letting some ideas mature while I'm working on the bench.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 May 2010 16:53
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The local church organ Print E-mail
Written by Vidar Fagerjord   
Tuesday, 11 May 2010 20:37

I've played on two real pipe organs over a period of time in my life. One bad piece of work, electro-pneumatic, in a local chapel - and a fantastic organ in the local church.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 May 2010 20:38
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Keyboard stack Print E-mail
Written by Vidar Fagerjord   
Tuesday, 11 May 2010 20:42

I am going to build a three-manual stack of keyboards. I've bought three M-Audio Keystation 61 ES, which is a very good alternative for organ manuals/keyboards. The weight and touch of the keys are very close to a tracker organ, even though you won't get the little "edge of resistance" that exists in tracker organ.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2011 20:05
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Homebrew pipe organ - links Print E-mail
Written by Vidar Fagerjord   
Friday, 16 April 2010 16:13

A few links to information, products, manufacturers and other projects.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 September 2015 22:59
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