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#703822 - 02/22/04 09:37 PM Pedal Book?
DR LO Offline
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 98
Loc: Southwest Iowa
I would really like to find a book that had plently of pedal excersizes in it. I would also like to find a classical organ book too. My local music stores don't have such a thing so any info would be awesome.


#703823 - 02/23/04 08:06 AM Re: Pedal Book?
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Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 72
Loc: São Paulo - BRAZIL
I don't know what you exactly mean by a classical organ book: repertoire or instructional? Assuming it is instructional, you should study Harold Gleason's "Method of Organ Playing" carefully (it is just wounderful). A great companion to the study would also be George Ritchie/George Stauffer's "Organ Technique: modern and early" (legato technique for 19th-century music and articulated technique for music composed before 1750). Both contain pedal exercises and can be ordered at www.amazon.com
Best wishes,

#703824 - 02/24/04 08:06 AM Re: Pedal Book?
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Registered: 08/17/03
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Loc: São Paulo - BRAZIL
Dear DR LO,

Searching on net, I found something you might be interested in: "A System of Technical Studies in Pedal Playing for Organ", by Lars Nilson. It can be ordered at www.musicroom.com . The description at the site reads: "a classic tutor from 1904 still recommended by teachers and ideal for homing pedal technique". However, I don't know the book.
Good luck!


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