On 10/16/06, dc <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Sorry for the off-topicness of this posting, but I no longer have the
> privilege to post on the organ list.
> We have a small organ, one stop only, with wooden pipes. Could I reasonably
> attempt to tune it myself [etc]
I'm not sure about the time involved, but I suggest you have an organ
tuner demonstrate for you the first time. There are all sorts of
subtleties, and voicing and tuning are much more interrelated than on
a harpsichord, so even a one-rank instrument can be tricky at times.
If you don't know a tuner/builder in your area, contact the local
chapter of the American Guild of Organists for a recommendation.
John Martin Marks
Organist & Director of Music
Grace & St. Peter's Church
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