This section deals with the specific requirements in this played assignment. For information about the process (preparing, choosing the Qualified Teacher, etc.), refer to the syllabus under "Preparing for the Three Played Assignments."
The following chart identifies each technique you need to master (left-most column). Prepare for this played assignment by thoroughly learning the exercise(s) from one of the method books (Davis, Gleason, Keeler or OrganTutor). In completing the assignment, you may draw from various method books if you wish. Your teacher will have you play any or all of the exercises listed from the book you have chosen.
|Legato and Detached||p. 6:6||p. 31:2||p. 2:4||1 Part in Each Hand: “How Gentle” (sop. and tenor only), 2+ Parts in 1 Hand—Exercises: 9a|
|Finger Crossing||p. 7:2||p. 44–45:4, 6||p. 10–11:24, 27||Finger Crossing: 1b (all 4 fingerings), 5 (both fingerings, hands separately)|
|Finger Substitution||p. 9:2–3||p. 37:2–3||p. 7–8:18,21||Finger Substitution: 2a–b, 3a–b|
|Thumb Glissando||p. 11 bottom; read p. 12:1, 3||p. 42:1–2
|p. 13:33–34||Thumb Glissando: 1a–b, 3a–b|
|Two-Part Studies||p. 69:3||p. 70–71:12||p. 15:42||Repertoire: Duo on "Lasst uns erfreuen" Elliott|
|Three-Part Studies||p. 73:9||p. 65:5||p. 22:58||Repertoire: “Prelude on 'Deliverance',” Elliott (manual only)|
|Toes||p. 21:8 p. 22:1–4||p. 114:1, 2 bottom
|p. 31:84–87 p. 32:88–89||Pedal: ex. 22a, 23a–b, 9–12, 18a|
|Toe and Heel||p. 24:2–5 p. 25:6||p. 116:1, 3||p. 29:76–77 p. 34:97–98||Pedal: ex. 34a, 35a–b, 36a–b|
|Heel Slide||p. 33:1 top||p. 116:2||p. 29–30:78||Pedal: ex. 37a, 38|
|Glissando Black to White||p. 33:1 bottom||p. 136:1||p. 35:103b||Pedal: ex. 42a|
|Crossing||p. 32:1–2||p. 129:top half; (pedal only)||p. 35:99||Pedal: ex. 55a–b|
|Manual and Pedal Studies|
|Two-Part||p. 96–97:3–4||p. 153–154:4–7||p. 45:124–125; p. 46:126–127||none|
|Three-Part||Croft (choice)||p. 155:11 p. 156:12||p. 49:136–137||Repertoire: “Prelude on ‘Dennis’,” Elliott|
For this played assignment, prepare and play one of the following pieces, which are listed roughly in order of difficulty. Play a different piece for each played assignment. While you may consider more challenging pieces in Played Assignments 1 and 2, be sure that you are polishing your playing in every way. Other pieces may be substituted with the approval of your teacher.
All hymns in this level should be prepared with a sustained legato approach. As described in OrganTutor Online under “Listening Skills for Practice,” pay particular attention to precise releases, perfect legato, and independence of line.
In addition to the required materials, the following books are recommended. They may be helpful in mastering the performance of hymns:
The following chart summarizes everything that should be played for your teacher for the three played assignments in this level.
|Organ Technique||At each session you will be asked to play any or all of the manual, pedal, and combined manual and pedal technique exercises specified for the played assignments you have prepared.|
|Organ Repertoire||One piece of your choice from the Organ Repertoire section||Another piece of your choice from the Organ Repertoire section||Another piece of your choice from the Organ Repertoire section|
|Hymn Playing||Play hymn 302 of Hymns, or similar, on a manual only (no pedal).||Play hymn 6 of Hymns, or similar, with the soprano, alto, and tenor parts on the Great manual and the bass part in the pedals. Play an introduction and all verses, including a change of registration at least once throughout the hymn.||Play hymns 117 and 125 of Hymns, or similar, as you did in Hymn 6. Your teacher will conduct a hymn, and you should be able to yield to the given beat with precision and flexibility.|
|Sight-Reading||You will be presented with an example of single-line melodies. You will have one minute to look through the music before playing.|
Two versions of the Played Assignment Evaluation Forms are listed below: a .pdf version and a .doc version. The .pdf version is not editable, and is best for printing. The .doc version is editable in MS Word, and may be best if your teacher is keeping track of your scores electronically. Click the link you need to open the file, save it on your device, and then attach that file in an email to your teacher. Or print it and deliver it by hand.
Remember, you should complete all lessons and played assignments to complete the course.