Church Organ Pedal Breakthrough!
Four PDF Ebooks contain exercises and tips to help make the transition from piano to organ as painless as possible – with emphasis on getting the pedal notes involved, especially when playing hymns, and developing independence.
All the exercises are reasonably simple and easy to play – designed to get your brain used to thinking more about the feet, rather than playing the lowest note with your left hand as on the piano.
The value of these exercises and pieces is that they won’t leave you exhausted and frustrated. Instead you will be encouraged by steady progress – building an excellent foundation and consolidating your progress as you go.
There are exercises for the following…
- RH and Pedals
- LH and Pedals
- Independence Exercises
- Improve pedal playing and independence at the same time!
Here is an example RH and pedals exercise:
Observe as much as you can before you play… as well as the key and time signatures!
- Decide on the fingering
- The pedaling
- Observe the harmony
Increasing the difficulty:
- Add a LH part that includes a C# (the 3rd) when changing to chord V.
- Transpose into C and Eb
The example below adds chord IV.
You may think that the exercises above are far too easy. The truth is, if you are learning to play the pedals, nothing is too easy to practise. Good observation and playing the pedals as often as possible will produce the quickest results!
Avoid the trap
Students fall into the trap of practising pieces that are too difficult. This can drain your mental energy, enthusiasm and progress.
The above exercise is one of the easiest in Organ Pedal Breakthrough but the hardest exercises aren’t a lot harder – unless you apply all the suggestions of course!
Being able to take the music apart – put it back together and internalize the playing process is the foundation of this approach.
More about what this will do for you
With suggestions and tips for daily practice to improve your pedal playing and independence reading from 2 and 3 staves.
Not only will your pedal playing and independence improve, your sight reading and confidence will improve too!
Below – one of 12 slow pieces (free with organ pedal breakthrough) that can be used during the service and great for practising reading from three staves.
There are also 12 Pieces to extend your repertoire – including the above piece – making Sunday services that bit easier!
The 12 pieces arranged on three staves include:
- Holy Holy Holy
- It Is a Thing Most Wonderful
- Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent
- Lord Of All Hopefulness
- Lord Of The Dance
- O Sacred Head Surrounded
- Of The Father’s Love Begotten
- Sonata Theme – Mozart
- The King Of Love
- The Water Is Wide
- When I Survey
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Plus FREE – 12 Pieces On 3 Staves – Great for service use!
The PDF’s are available as a download.
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