Tuning with your partner can be a pain in the neck. Especially with a melodic instrument. Sometimes it's impossible but more often than not the solution may be found (although you or your partner may not like it). Here are 3 options:
1. Tune a melodic instrument to the organ
2. Transpose the organ part
3. Transpose the melodic instrument's part
When you play on an old organ, sometimes transposing is the only option there is. That's why mastering this skill is essential for organists because string and wind players rarely have the capacity to do it themselves.
Never let transposition scare you.
Total Organist Christmas Special ends December 31
Would you like to say "Thank You" to us? Buy Us Coffee.
Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
Do you have a unique skill or knowledge related to the organ art? Pitch us your story to become a guest on Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast.
Don't have an organ at home?
Download paper manuals and pedals, print them out, cut the white spaces, tape the sheets together and you'll be ready to practice anywhere where is a desk and floor. Make sure you have a higher chair.