handsoff Posted November 25, 2021 Share Posted November 25, 2021 I have recently played for a Remembrance Day service and several funerals at a church with a small but good 2 m + p Hewins/Nicolson. The key action seems very light indeed and I have made more discordant sounds than usual by, for example, simply brushing a sharp or flat in a "white note" chord and causing it to sound. I would be the first to admit that my technique is at least partly to blame but wonder if anything can be done to slightly increase the weight of the action? The church is quite wealthy and no eyebrows were raised when I suggested that it would be nice to have some combination pistons added and a promise was made to ask Nicholsons to have a look when next the organ is tuned so I would expect that if some adjustment is possible there would be no objection to spending a bit more. There is currently no appointed organist and in the absence of any other I am the default choice for occasions when the organ is required. This does provide me with a bit of leverage! A band plays for the regular Sunday service but the church is keen to keep the organ fully maintained and is hoping to hold a small recital series during 2022. I should appreciate any advice before I risk making myself look silly by taking it further. Thank you. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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