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    Taking Care Of Your Pipe Organ In 2020

    Hello, and welcome back to the Whitesel Church Organs blog page. Today, we’re going to discuss something extremely important to the beginning of this new decade — taking care of your pipe organ. Keep reading for some helpful information! Plan Your Routine Maintenance While pipe organs are incredible, durable instruments, they need to be regularly maintained via tuning and inspection to ensure …Read More

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    One Of Our Most Exciting And Least Know Services

    Thanks for spending some of your time with Whitesel Church Organs, and thanks for coming back to our blog! If you’re a new reader, we keep it simple here by discussing the pipe organ in general, the pipe organ services that we offer, as well as our company and interesting information about it. In today’s blog, we’re going to bring it back to basics by discussing one of the services we offer …Read More

  3. Settling In: The Perfect Church Organ Seat

    There’s a lot that goes into playing a church organ. There are one or more keyboards to manage, a series of stops to survey, and pedals to push. On top of all of this, you also have to keep in mind how you are seated at the organ. Yes, as a church organ player, you wouldn’t want something as simple as sitting to be easy would you? Fortunately, Whitesel Church Organs is here to help. We want ev…Read More

  4. Whitesel Church Organs installs Viscount Organ in Madison, Virginia

    Congratulations to Mt. Nebo Lutheran Church on the purchase of their new Viscount Organ with Physis® Technology! Whitesel Church Organs has replaced an Aging Organ that Mt. Nebo purchased from us many years ago. We are so happy to provide them, AGAIN, with the NEW standard of state-of-the-art technology with Viscount. Their quaint sanctuary has been outfitted with a Viscount SONUS 245 powered by…Read More

  5. Understanding Scales Part 2

    Welcome back! In our previous blog, Understanding Scales, we discussed the basic structure of a scale, the intervals between the notes of a scale, as well as what makes a scale major or minor. Today, we would like to talk about a few non-traditional scales, including the harmonic minor, melodic minor, and pentatonic scales. After that, we will share a little bit about transposing a piece. The Harm…Read More

  6. Understanding Scales

    When it comes to playing the church organ successfully, it can take years and years and practice. However, we know that with a lot of determination and passion, you will be able to play incredible organ pieces in no time at all. One of the foundational pieces of understanding music theory is mastery of the scales! While some of you may have a clear understanding of scales and how they pertain to m…Read More

  7. Transitioning from Piano to Church Organ

    Perhaps you’ve been playing piano for years and you are ready to try something new, or maybe your current church organist has left and you feel the need to help. Whatever the reason, you have decided to learn how to play the church organ. Here are a few pieces of advice we at Whitesel Church Organs would like to share with you to make your new learning adventure enjoyable: The Pedals Take time t…Read More