Making Music

Making Music : Improvisation for Organists

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A guide for organists revealing that improvisation is within the grasp of all students, even for those with minimal keyboard skills. The book is organized in a loosely graded fashion with exercises that are not only simple and useful, but musically satisfying from the very start. Written in an engaging and readable manner, this text will work well in both the classroom and the private study setting and can serve as a prerequisite text to Gerre Hancock's Improvising: How to Master the more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 224 x 276 x 16mm | 662.24g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line figures and music examples
  • 0193860759
  • 9780193860759
  • 632,405

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much commonsense ... ('Hymn Anthems') is a mightily effective outline as to how to improvise introductions and interludes for congregational hymns, an interesting procedure that I have not seen discussed elsewhere. * Ronald Frost, Online Journal, Issue 3, Sept, 2000. * this treatise has much to commend it. It is down-to-earch, often witty and invariably encouraging. * Ronald Frost, Online Journal, Issue 3, Sept, 2000. * printed beautifully ... and a (generous) spiral binding makes it easy to handle on the organ music desk. * Ronald Frost, Online Journal, Issue 3, Sept, 2000. * Improvisation for Organists creates a very favourable impression ... a useful addition to the library of any organist. * Ronald Frost, Online Journal, Issue 3, Sept, 2000. * Overduin's Making Music is strong on practicalities, and, because the path it proposes is made so user-friendly and so little remains mystifying, it may actually open doors for those willing to make the effort to enter. * Lawrence Archbold, Music and Letters, Vol.81, No.3, 2000. *show more

About Jan Overduin

Jan Overduin teaches in the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and serves as Director of Music at Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church in Kitchener, Ontario. He studied organ with Gordon Jeffrey, Marie-Claire Alain, Peter Hurford, and Jean Langlais, is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and frequently performs in Europe and the United more

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