Organist Practice Instruments
Written by Donald Moro   
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 19:23

Hammond C3

How many organists have practice instruments in their homes?  I don't and I often regret it.  I once had a nice little Hammd C3 with a full radiating pedal board in my living room.  The sound wasn't much to hear, but I could work out the pedal playing and that helped a lot.  One day a tornado came through and put a large tree branch through my Hammond!  Incredibly, the instrument kept playing, but the pedals were exposed to water and became warped.

 

I am lucky to live near a church where I substitute often, so I have keys to the place.  The problem is that this church is so busy that my only time to practice is early in the morning (when there isn't a funeral).  Let's face it, if you want to be a good organist, you need convenient access to a practice instrument.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 11:08