Talk:Organ (music)

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What intrument familyis the organ in? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:09, 24 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Keyboard instruments. Possibly aerophones and/or electrophones. Individual instruments (particularly theatre organs) could be classified into many different categories. – jaksmata 14:50, 24 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Song in the organ music sample[edit]

Improvisation in E (Münsterorgel Dinkelsbühl) I tried googling both, nothing came up, what does Münsterorgel Dinkelsbühl mean in German? I'm guessing I tried translating it, part of it comes up as organ, but not musster and Dinkelsbuhl. Is it a proper noun? The snare (talk) 04:00, 19 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Adding a comma[edit]

I would like to add a comma in the fourth sentence to set off a propositional phrase.--Kematt1203 (talk) 17:33, 25 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Then go for it, Kematt1203! Wikipedia encourages being bold with edits. No need to post on the talk page first unless you're editing about a contentious topic, or if you think your edit really would benefit from discussion. Howicus (Did I mess up?) 17:41, 25 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2017 proposal to ambiguate[edit]

There is a proposal to make Organ (anatomy) the primary topic of Organ. Feel free to join the discussion at Talk:Organ (anatomy). Zzyzx11 (talk) 17:37, 15 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Overhaul needed[edit]

This article seems to have degraded. In a lot of places it has become a dumping ground for "my favourite information", rather than an overall encyclopaedic article.

I have just done some pruning and reorganising (see today's history). But more is needed.

Broad items needing attention include (but are probably not limited to):

  • Near the end there is all sorts of extraneous stuff, often in the form of unexplained lists; do we really need "bagpipes"??
  • The section "Organ music" starts outs "Main article: organ repertoire", but then has lots of material anyway, which properly belongs in that other 'main article'
    • Meanwhile that organ repertoire article itself is poor (but that's a parallel story)
    • And should a section which is purportedly focussed on repertoire have so much (if any) non-repertoire material about rock music and jazz albums? Or about entertainment in sports grounds?

Anyone else fancy lending a hand to tidy it?

Feline Hymnic (talk) 13:44, 10 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not me, I link to pipe organ instead. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:52, 10 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah! That opens up another, far more radical possibility. At its extreme, might this article be reduced to little more that a disambiguation page? "Organ (music} may refer to (a) Pipe organ, (b) electronic organ, ...". A bit extreme, perhaps, but a way of thinking about the purpose of this page. And I also note that pipe organ actually starts "For an overview of related instruments, see Organ (music)" (emphasis mine). Hmmmm... Feline Hymnic (talk) 14:29, 10 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've made a start on pruning and copyediting. Plenty of opportunity remains for further work. Feline Hymnic (talk) 17:26, 10 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Confused about range image[edit]

Jaksmata: I don't know that much about the organ, but the range diagram confuses me. Why does the note that is said to be produced by a 16' pipe on "Range of a typical organ" then say it is produced by a 64' pipe on "Sound possibilities"?—Naddruf (talk ~ contribs) 16:32, 30 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's the pitch that would be produced by playing middle C with a 64' stop drawn, or two octaves below middle C with a 16' stop drawn (16' being the lowest stop pitch on most pipe organs – not sure about other types of organs). Perhaps the "sound possibilities" part of the image should be removed, since it's more showing how the pitch naming works rather than describing the organ's range. –Sonicwave talk 04:11, 31 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]