ERIC Number: ED130973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Teaching and Learning Guide for Organ Instruction.
Bransford, Mallory W.
The principles, rules, and directions needed for an introduction to learning the art of organ playing are presented in this guide. It is directed toward the needs of volunteer, part-time organists, such as church organists, who might not have had the opportunity for concentrated study. A series of ministudies is included which enables the teacher and student to evaluate progress promptly, eliminate bad habits, and establish new procedures quickly, in order that specific skills can be developed. The guide stresses absolute accuracy in all technical details and suggests perfecting pedal techniques before combining hands and feet. Various musical styles are explored, ornamental trills are explained, and construction of the organ itself is discussed. If the work is completed under the guidance of a competent teacher, the student should be able to pass the American Guild of Organists examination for the service playing certificate or go on for further study. An appendix lists addresses of 66 American music publishers. A selected bibliography of 36 books and essays is included. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: PhD Dissertation, Walden University; Pages 16, 23-25, and 70-71 of the original document are copyrighted and therefore not available. They have been removed by ERIC