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Theory 11 Class Keyboard overview Elaine Sonnenberg The Keyboard Family Organ Harpsichord Piano Synthesizers Organ Pipe or digital Tracker or mechanical 3-4 manuals Pistons and memory levels Pedal Board Sounds one octave lower Pedal pistons Heel – toe pedaling Swell pedal and box

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theory 11 class

Theory 11 Class

Keyboard overview

Elaine Sonnenberg

the keyboard family
The Keyboard Family

Organ

Harpsichord

Piano

Synthesizers

organ
Organ
  • Pipe or digital
  • Tracker or mechanical
  • 3-4 manuals
  • Pistons and memory levels
pedal board
Pedal Board

Sounds one octave lower

Pedal pistons

Heel – toe pedaling

Swell pedal and box

manual divisions
Manual Divisions

3-5 manual instruments

Antiphonal

Swell

Great

Positive

Stops

Pistons

organ jobs
Organ Jobs
  • Recitalist
  • Church organist or music director
  • Choir accompanist
  • Private teacher
  • Composer
  • Organ Tuning and Repair
harpsichord
Harpsichord
  • 2 manual instrument
  • Strings are plucked instead of strung
  • Keyboard instrument of the Baroque Period
  • Couplers and quieter techniques
  • Technically difficult due to small keys
piano
Piano
  • Strings are struck not plucked
  • One keyboard
  • 88 pitches
  • Came into light during the Early Romantic Period
pedals
Pedals

Sustaining pitches

Dampening the sound

Holding select notes out

jobs as a pianist
Jobs as a Pianist
  • Accompanist
  • Church Musician
  • Recitalist
  • Private teacher/ Public school Teacher
  • Piano Tuner
  • Piano Manufacturing
synthesizers
Synthesizers
  • Sound is produced electronically
  • Wide variety of digital imitative sounds
sound combinations
Sound combinations
  • Can produce a wide variety of orchestral sounds.
  • All sounds imitate the actual instrument suggested
  • Can create percussive sounds as well as melodic
comparison and contrast

Comparison and Contrast

Of the Various Keyboard Instruments

don t forget homework for tuesday
Don’t forget Homework for Tuesday!!!
  • Read Chapter 5
  • Notate items on page three of the workbook
  • Be prepared to discuss what you read!!