If you are trying to decide whether to play or buy an organ or piano, we are here to help. While players use the same technique for both, they are two entirely different instruments. Keep reading to determine which instrument, the organ or piano, would be better for your level of skill and interest.
Pianos are much more widespread when it comes to availability and amount of education available. However, organs are much more unique and are used in places such as churches and theaters. The sound of a piano comes from its strings, providing a sound that is classified as percussion. The organ, when a key is struck, triggers an electrical circuit that produces the sound.
Logistically, the piano only has one keyboard to play whereas an organ has multiple levels of keyboards. Pianos are normally used as a lead instrument, but organs are used to fill in sound and provide support to other instruments and music. Both instruments also require a base set of skills that hinge on being able to use the hands and fingers correctly.
Manual dexterity is the key to being a successful piano or organ player. While concentration and dedication are necessary for both, piano players will need to learn complex finger movements and chords. When it comes to the organ, players will need to learn to play the notes in addition to using a keyboard and volume pedal.
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