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  Organ (musical instrument) - MSN Encarta
German organs of the 17th and 18th centuries were particularly outstanding, and it was for such organs that the music of Johann Sebastian Bach was written.
Electronic and electric organs, developed in the 20th century, are not organs in the strict sense, for they do not produce sound by air vibrating in a pipe; rather, they are instruments in their own right.
Electronic organs were widely used in the rock bands of the 1960s and after.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565001_2/Organ_(musical_instrument).html   (610 words)

  Electronic organ - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The immediate predecessor of the electronic organ was the harmonium, or reed organ, an instrument that was very popular in homes and small churches in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Unlike reed organs, this gave her great control over her music's dynamic range, while at the same time freeing one or both of her feet to play on a pedalboard, which, unlike nearly all reed organs, electronic organs incorporated.
Electronic organs are still made for the home market, but they have been largely replaced by the digital keyboard or synthesizer, which is not only smaller and cheaper than typical electronic organs or traditional pianos, but also far more capable than the most advanced electronic organs of earlier years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Electronic_organ   (2909 words)

 Organ (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An organ, with its sustaining tones, is ideally suited to accompany human voices, whether a congregation, a choir, or a soloist, and this is one of its key purposes.
The introduction of church organs is traditionally attributed to Pope Vitalian in the seventh century.
In the '60s and '70s, a type of simple, portable electronic organ called the combo organ was popular, especially with pop and rock bands, and was a signature sound in the pop music of the period, such as The Doors and Iron Butterfly.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Organ_(music)   (2157 words)

 Electronic organ with automatic keying of pedal notes - Patent 4020728
An electronic organ according to claim 13 in which said audio gate means includes a control gate for each column of gates in said matrix, said selector means being connected to said control gates and enabling a respective one thereof for each column of gates of the matrix which is enabled.
An electronic organ according to claim 13 in which said source of pulses repetitively supplies a series of 10 pulses, and means connected to said source for selecting one of 3/4 and 4/4 time for the repetitive pulse series.
An electronic organ according to claim 17 which includes a latch element between said counter and said first decoder and normally passing data unimpededly, the output of said detector being connected to the latch and clamping data in the latch when the output from said detector indicates that no playing key is depressed.
www.freepatentsonline.com /4020728.html   (4270 words)

The organ control system of claim 1 wherein said pedals include a plurality of natural pedals and a plurality of sharp pedals, said modifier means changing the chord to one type when a natural pedal is so depressed and to a different type when a sharp pedal is so depressed.
The electronic organ of claim 13 wherein contemporaneous actuation of at least one key of said first group of keys and at least one key of said second group of keys changes the chord to a minor seventh chord.
The present invention comprehends an improved electronic organ chord system wherein pedals may be utilized to select different chord sequences, herein illustratively a minor, a seventh, or a minor seventh chord sequence, by depression thereof concurrently with a selected root note being played on the manual keyboard with the organ set for semiautomatic operation.
www.freepatentsonline.com /3844192.html   (2977 words)

 Electronic organ: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The hammond organ is an electronic organ which was designed and built by laurens hammond in april 1935....
A reed organ is an organ that generates its sounds using similar free metal reeds to a piano accordion....
In electronics, a vacuum tube (american english) or (thermionic) valve (british english) is a device generally used to amplify a signal....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/el/electronic_organ.htm   (3573 words)

 The Classical Organ Information Page on Classic Cat
Another prevalent type is the electronic organ, which does not have pipes and generates its electronically-produced sound through one or more loudspeakers; these are often intended to be replacements for pipe organs but are also performed in genres ranging from rock to jazz.
Organs are performed upon by organists and are built and maintained by organ builders.
However, as classical organ repertoire was developed for the pipe organ and in turn influenced its development, the line between a church and a concert organ is hard to draw.
www.classiccat.net /iv/organ.info.htm   (3429 words)

 History of Organs and Organ Music
Electronic organs are instruments that use electronic circuits to produce signals that are amplified and sent to loudspeakers or headphones.
All of these electronic instruments, regardless of the multitude of improvements made over the course of eighty years or so, are limited by the lack of ability to reproduce attack and release sounds and other nuances made by blown instruments such as the flute, trumpet, or organ pipe.
Although all pipe organs produce tones by means of air movement, the manner of controlling the wind to each pipe is drastically different in different types of instrument.
www.zianet.com /fpc/organmusichistory.htm   (2364 words)

 Choosing an Electronic Organ
For most electronic organs the introduction of chiff to a particular stop is more involved than adding another stop and it can therefore be expensive in relation to the rest of the instrument.
Until the advent of the so-called computer organ (described later), this factor prevented additive instruments achieving much success, the practical limitations on the number of harmonics tending to produce a smooth, cloying sound immediately identifiable as 'electronic' and with insufficient bite to the reeds and mixture work.
Organs currently available range from those with one or two loudspeakers in the console to those by manufacturers who collaborate with the architect of a building in the incorporation of large pedal speakers at the other.
www.pykett.org.uk /choosing_an_electronic_organ.htm   (3473 words)

 organ - Definitions from Dictionary.com
Organ of Gorti (Anat.), a complicated structure in the cochlea of the ear, including the auditory hair cells, the rods or fibers of Corti, the membrane of Corti, etc. See Note under Ear.
Organ point (Mus.), a passage in which the tonic or dominant is sustained continuously by one part, while the other parts move.
Pedal organ (Mus.), an organ which has pedals or a range of keys moved by the feet; that portion of a full organ which is played with the feet.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/organ   (2065 words)

 Organ Project Main Page
PipeDreams, a PBS radio program featuring pipe organs (on Sunday afternoons here in SC) has a page with a variety of links concerning how pipe organs work, how pipes are constructed, etc. Also, the two most recent programs are available as streaming audio from the main site.
In the context of pipe organs, a "rank" is the group of pipes that sound the notes, from lowest to highest, for one stop (or voice), for example a trumpet.
This is usually not cost effective in electronic organs since the cost of a single electronic oscillator depends only slightly on the desired frequency - two higher frequency oscillators would almost certainly cost more than a single oscillator at the lower frequency.
www.ces.clemson.edu /ge/CHORD/OrganTerms/Tutorial.html   (2434 words)

 Pipeorgans.com - your organ rebuilding website
Electronic organs are mass-produced in factories to generate generic sounds.
Electronic organs typically use a few loudspeakers to produce sound waves that simulate those made by windblown pipes.
The electronic organ's electrical mixing of tones creates a sound that can be perceived even by those lacking a trained ear as somehow unnatural and lacking the fullness and beauty of individual, separate sounds blended in the ear.
www.pipeorgans.com /pipe-vs-electronic/index.cfm   (461 words)

 Schober Recital organ restoration
In the photograph at left, the blue object inside the organ is the power supply for the Devtronix generators and reverberation unit.
Although most electronic components in the organ had fared well after 34 years, there were a few obvious problems.
Note that the color coding on at least some Recital organs is a bit unconventional: red is used for the negative supply voltage, and fl for the positive supply, which is treated as circuit ground.
recital.mugwo.com   (1280 words)

 Schober Theatre Organ Page
When I got the organ home and plugged it in for the first time, I found that it needed some work; several of the thin wires connecting to the stop tablets had broken off, the expression pedal potentiometer was scratchy-sounding, and the bass pedals didn't work at all.
Playing the organ in a darkened room gives one a distant hint of what it must have been like to play in a darkened theater long ago when these instruments were in their heyday, during the silent movie era.
The original pipe organs, and their electronic imitators, were/are able to imitate the steady-state tone colors (audio spectra) of musical instruments very well; but, before the advent of today's digital keyboards, they were unable to reproduce the subtle transients that are produced whenever a real instrument is played.
www.tricountyi.net /~randerse/Schober.htm   (4033 words)

 Pipeorgans.com - your organ rebuilding website
However, from the outset, it was clear that electronic organ manufacturers would not be content with their product to remain merely a substitute for the pipe organ.
When a pipe organ vibrantly resounds in a large church, the individual voices are combined in the acoustic space of the building thus creating a most exciting effect.
The magnificent splendor of the full organ is known to invoke diverse reactions, from shivers of the spine to pronounced weakness of the knees.
www.pipeorgans.com /pipe-vs-electronic/sound_of_music.cfm   (1380 words)

 Church organs, digital organs, digital church organs, practice organs
Pipe organ builders led the historical research of the 1980’s and beyond which resulted in a reappraisal of organ sound.
With increasing frequency, musicians and churches are turning away from the passé tonal trends of organ building to one which is based on tonal principles of distinct, coherent tonal concepts that was the mark of individual historic models.
Real time digital organ technology is extremely accurate and specialized, so its use is typically limited only to custom pipe organ builders who need to augment pipe work and a small group of specialized all-digital organ builders whose interests revolve around building truly musical instruments.
www.churchorgansales.com /index.htm   (555 words)

 Summerall Chapel Organ Project
A decision was made to purchase an electronic organ just to "substitute" until the pipe organ could be restored.
Upon inspections in the chamber, it was found that much of the pipe work of the previous pipe organ may be utilized again.
Because many of the pipes added to the organ in North Chamber and installed in the South Chamber are dedicated to the memory of Alumni and Friends of the Citadel, it is suggested that as much of the existing pipework should be used as feasible.
www.zimmerorgans.com /History.htm   (235 words)

 IEEE Virtual Museum: Age of the Electronic Organ
In reality, until the 1930s, electron tubes were quite limited in their ability to generate waves at the rock-steady frequencies needed to make music, unless expensive tubes were used in carefully-controlled conditions.
Electronic circuits were employed to combine the tones from multiple keys, boost them, and feed them to a loudspeaker.
Electron tubes and related components gradually improved, and after World War II it was possible to build all-electronic organs without the bulky electric motors and tone wheels of the Hammond organ.
www.ieee-virtual-museum.org /exhibit/exhibit.php?id=159271&lid=1&seq=3   (830 words)

 Bolton District Electronic Organ Society - Organists' Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the age of sixteen, Kevin began to take an interest in the sound of the mighty theatre organ and it was a natural musical progression that he should begin to study this type of instrument, for which he developed a different playing style to that of his electronic organ performances.
A problem for Howard was how could he afford an electronic organ by himself however Bob was so keen to have Howard work with him that he willingly shared the cost and purchased a Lowly Heritage Organ and Lesley Speakers.
Howard perceives the organ societies and festival scene today by suggesting he is saddened by what he sees as the negative aspect of both, he is critical of the audiences who attend festivals and societies and expect the artiste to continually pull out something different.
www.boltoncommunity.co.uk /badeos/29.html   (6690 words)

 Electronic Church Organ Maintenance
It is a little easier to grasp the concept of a pipe (tangible) organ than an electronic (intangible) organ because of the familiarity with musical wind instruments and ignorance of the laws of physics pertaining to electronics theory and design.
Most electronic organ systems use several speakers in a variety of designs and configurations - all attempting to create a more realistic pipe sound.
While very few electronic organ manufacturers are striving to increase reliability and maintain their level of quality, most are trying to increase profits by utilizing cheaper components.
www.organtek.com /orgmaint.htm   (3185 words)

 Guernsey Electronic Organ Club
The Guernsey Electronic Organ Society, which at present has a membership of nearly 90, was formed in 1969 and its first evening event was on 16th July of that year with guest artist the late George Blackmore.
The Society was known in the early days as the "Hammond Organ Society (Guernsey Branch)" and it remained so until the end of 1976 when the name was changed to the "Guernsey Organ Society".
By this is meant the whole spectrum of melody from the classics, through the popular range of organ standards, music from the shows, latin american to jazz and the top 20.
www.organfax.co.uk /clubs/guernsey.html   (375 words)

 Electronic Musical Instrument 1870 - 1990
The Hammond organ generated sounds in the same way as the Telaharmonium, the tone weel-The tone generator assembly consisted of an AC synchronous motor connected to a geartrain which drove a series of tone wheels, each of which rotated adjacent to a magnet and coil assembly.
A note on the organ consisted of the fundamental and a number of harmonics, or multiples of that frequency.
In the Hammond organ, the fundamental and up to eight harmonics were available and were controlled by means of drawbars and preset keys or buttons.
www.obsolete.com /120_years/machines/hammond   (297 words)

 Organ Tradenames
Eby sold Artisan to Dorsett Electronics (not certain of the inclusive dates, but it was for approximately 3 years in the late 50s or early 60s.) After Eby got the company back the Imperial model was the most popular kit model in the ensuing years.
Builds church organs, electronic pianos and modules using digital technology, believe firm is owned by one of the Galanti family.
Their first electronic organs used an interesting electrostatic reed system keyed on by a electromagnetic pallette, ala pipe organs, replaced by free-running reeds with signal-keyed outputs.
www.mitatechs.com /tradenames.html   (2686 words)

 IEOF -- International Electronic Organ Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Musicalex held in Tenerife, Spain in 2003 and Organissimo held in Palencia, Spain in 2004 are hereby recognized, respectively, as the first and second editions of the International Electronic Organ Festival.
He/she who registers for the "International Electronic Organ Festival" is subject to the "Rules and Regulations" established by the IEOC.
If a participant wins the 1st place in the "Senior" division, they will no longer be allowed to participate in future competitions, however, they could be invited to participate as a guest performer in future festivals at the discretion of the host.
www.electronicorganfestival.com /info.php?lang=en   (891 words)

 Electronic Organ Technician: A description for the electronic organ technician job
Electronic Organ Technician - Electric-organ technicianc, Installs, tests, adjusts, and repairs electronic organs, pianos, or related musical instruments, using circuit diagrams, service manuals, and standard test equipment: Places speakers along wall or in sound chambers, or mounts speakers on wall.
Tunes or adjusts instruments and amplification systems, using electronic test equipment and handtools.
May also be designated according to specialized function as Electronic-Organ Installer (industry), Electronic-Piano Installer (industry), Organ Tuner, Electronic (industry).
www.job-descriptions.org /electronic-organ-technician.html   (142 words)

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