It’s the story of one of the oldest instruments and, until relatively recently, the mankind’s most complex machine.
Grade Levels: This course is for middle and high school age students. For classroom, homeschool or music studio (be sure you have the correct license for your use).
Printable: The Story of the Pipe Organ
Mini-Course duration: Four sessions of 20-45 minutes each, but allow extra time for some videos.
Lesson page 1
Performance on a reproduction hydraulis
Animation of the hydraulis (sound begins around 2:15)
Contemporary performance on a hydraulis
Archaelogical Museum of Dion, Greece
Lesson page 2
A performance on a modern replica of the medieval Portative Organ
A modern replica of the medieval portative organ with hand operated bellows
Lesson page 4
Swell shutters on a large modern organ
Swell shutters and expression on the organ
Project – Watch It, Part 1
Lesson page 5
The oldest playable organ in the world
Lesson page 6
Model of a tracker action
A tracker action, pedal division
Lesson page 7
Project – Watch It, Part 2
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The printable for this mini-course may be used for one classroom, one private studio or one homeschool classroom. It may not be shared. Additional licenses for multiple classrooms , including homeschool co-ops, are available here.