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This guide provides top tips and resources for performing and studying the organ, harpsichord, and other non-piano keyboard instruments. Navigate the guide via the tabs at the top of the page, or use the links in the Table of Contents below to get started. 


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Recommended Keyboard Books in the Allen Library

The Cambridge Companion to the Harpsichord

Harpsichord history, tuning systems, its role in ensemble, its use in the 20th and 21st centuries, leading Baroque composers, and national styles around the world.

The Cambridge Companion to the Organ

An essential guide to organ history, construction, performance practice, and repertoire.

Early Keyboard Instruments

Discusses issues involved in performing keyboard music from the 17th to the 19th centuries, whether playing on period instruments or on the modern piano.

Playing the Harpsichord Expressively

Reveals the depth of expression that is possible on the harpsichord, and teaches the performer how to achieve it. Contains more than 100 musical examples and a comprehensive bibliography.

Making Music on the Organ

A guide to the art of organ playing, with advice on technical performance problems, an explanation of the workings of the instrument, and chapters on interpretation.

Top Databases for Keyboard Players

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