does piano technique suffer from playing organ? in General Discussion Posted 5 Jul 2019 On 1/5/2019 at 11:01 PM, JSngry said: How is a B-3 a wind instrument? A hammond organ is an electric version of a pipe organ, which is a wind instrument. Sound is produced from air moving. The electric organs simulate that like keyboards can simulate pianos which are percussion instruments. Any person who plays both piano and organ can tell you how you hit a key on the piano changes the volume and sound. How you hit a key on organ has zero effect on the sound, with one exception: the release time. The percussion setting can add an attack on the front end, but does not make the organ a percussion Instrument. To be a percussion instrument how you strike the instrument will matter. It really helps the player to think like using air. You'll approach it differently. Also it helps put your mind in a different place then when you play piano.