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    Improvisation, Sophie Véronique Cauchefer Choplin on Vierne-Sym.prelude 1

    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
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    Not sure what you mean "like a player piano" it is played manually with 2 guys pilling register stops ...no rollers etc involved.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    I'm seeing keys depressing on different levels of keyboards,
    while she is playing her own.
    A Guitorgan had pickups like an ordinary guitar,
    but the frets were wired separately and played different sounds.
    It also had a Hammond rhythm section inside the body.
    I think it cost $7,500, each one a custom order.

    I couldn't begin to appraise this organ.
    Oh I see.. that is because of coupling between manuals.... with this system when you play on a manual and have coupled it to another manual the keys will be activated as if you were actually pressing them down.. which lets you know the pipe for that note has been activated and sounds also.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
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    It looks like a big, clear plastic sheet music holder in front and above her,
    but it looks empty. IT IS THAT: BUT SHE ISN'T USING MUSIC. DUE TO DISTANCE FROM ORGANIST IT SLIDES FORWARD OR BACKWARDS TO ADJUST BEST READING DISTANCE.

    Is this something someone other than the keyboardist is doing, NO .SHE IS IS PLAYING ON THE ONE KEYBOARD(SENDING THE MESSAGE TO OTHER [COUPLED NOTES] AND THE NOTES/STOPS THAT ARE COUPLED PLAYS AS YOU SEE IN VIDEO. THIS IS CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED BY AN ELECTRIC TYPE RELAY SYSTEM{ELECRO-PEUMATIC} FROM NOTE TO NOTE TO PIPE OR ON OLDER TRACKER ORGANS AS A SERIES OF LEVERS PULLING AND PUSHING FROM NOTE TO NOTE TO PIPE( VERY COMPLEX SYSTEM). THIS IS A VERY SIMPLE EXPLANATION.

    THE GUYS ON THE IMMEDIATE RIGHT AND LEFT OF HER ARE PULLING OUT STOPS/COUPLERS/ETC AS SHE ASKED FOR THEM TO ADJUST THE STOPS FOR THE SOUND SHE WANTS. ON INSTRUMENTS OF THIS SIZE IT IS VERT DIFFICULT TO PLAY AND STILL MANAGE TO CHANGE STOPS EXCEPT FOR THE LITTLE WHITE BUTTONS YOU SEE WHICH SHE CAN PUSH WITH HER THUMB AND CHANGE SOME OF THEM THAT ARE PRESET.

    Hopefully this helps..Also maybe google for interesting reading on tracker organ construction.
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    LOL...glad it started to make sense to you.. Take care
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

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