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Practically Perfect Pedaling

A Beginning Organists Guide To Pedaling

By Albert Zabel

A Beginning Organists Guide To Pedaling. Composed by Albert Zabel. Text. Lorenz Publishing Company #30/1337L. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.30-1337L).

Item Number: LO.30-1337L

How many pianists have been drafted into playing the organ, having absolutely no idea what to do with the pedals they suddenly find beneath their feet? This handy, concise manual contains all the basics needed to ensure successful pedaling - even for those with two left feet! Step-by-step, through 43 exercises and 25 hymns, the author (a life-long organist and teacher) carefully transforms the pianist into an organist, building confidence and technique that ensure quick and satisfying results.

  • O Come All Ye Faithful, Amazing Grace 
  • The Churchs One Foundation, O For 1000 Tongues 
  • Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah 
  • Christ The Lord Is Risen Today, A Mighty Fortress 
  • Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee 
  • O Master Let Me Walk With Thee 
  • Now Thank We All Our God 
  • Angels from the Realms of Glory 
  • Fairest Lord Jesus, O Little Town of Bethlehem 
  • The First Noel, Lift Up Your Heads Ye Mighty Gates 
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  • September 29, 2018 Very poor method

    I understand that this book is clearly intended for beginners (it's right in the title), but in my opinion that's no excuse for it to completely center on a method that is widely scorned by serious organists for being slow. It is impossible to play quickly using the...

    method taught in this book. At best it's a crutch to work toward the 'correct' method, and hence will have to be abandoned the first time an organist wants to play a piece with fast pedaling. Most modern professional organ teachers encourage their students to jump right into the 'know where it is' method, skipping over the 'feel for it' method. That's just wasted time, and for the book to focus almost exclusively on this poor method is to do nothing more than waste the student's time. "Pedal Mastery for Organ" by Joyce Jones, while not perfect (much physicality is missing), is much better.

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