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rob sanders

does piano technique suffer from playing organ?

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I'm pretty much new to the organ. I've had some synths and even a single-manual Hammond XB-2 15 years ago.

I have decided to immerse myself in the organ, and I have a new Hammond SKX that should arrive any day now.

My question is this. Have people noticed their piano playing suffering once they started playing organ? And vice versa.

I think I can go back and forth no problem.

But the thing is, I can't haul my 9 foot baldwin to a BBQ joint or an open mike.

And recently I've got some rodent leaving nut shells inside the baldwin. In that octave right above middle C. Some notes sticking. whatever.

So rather than evict the critter I'm getting a Hammond.

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As long as you spend a reasonable amount of time playing the piano (or something with weighted keys), you will do fine. 

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