Dramatic Pedal Studies
by H C Macdougall, reprint of the 1922 G Schirmer edition
This is a new printing on sturdy acid-free paper of the original. 32 pages.
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Hamilton Crawford Macdougall
was a church musician who played for five years at Harvard Church, taught at Wellesley College and at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences.
Perhaps he is best known as the author of the organ column in The Musician
and of “The Free Lance,” a column in
. These quality study pieces will definitely improve your pedal technique, and you can use them all as short
preludes and postludes. Moderately easy to moderate.
|The function of the organ pedals is very much like that of the double-basses in the orchestra—to play the fundamental bass part on which the whole musical structure rests; seldom is it that the pedals or the string basses are assigned important melodic passages.
|In the present studies the parts given to the feet are either well-defined melodies or are melodically interesting. They will therefore stimulate the player’s interest in pedal playing and, through the assignment to the feet of those climacteric and dramatic passages usually (and quite naturally) given to the hands, give him a grip of the pedals not otherwise obtainable.