In music, the organ is a keyboard instrument of one or more pipe divisions or other means for producing tones. The organs have usually two or three, up to five manuals, for playing with the hands, and pedalboard, with the feet. With the use of registers, several groups of pipes can be connected to one manual.Types of organs
Varieties of organs include:
Pipe organs, which use air moving through pipes to produce sounds. The air is supplied by bellows, an electric motor or water (water organ). Since the 16th century, pipe organs have used various materials for pipes, which can vary widely in timbre and volume. Increasingly hybrid organs are appearing in which pipes are augmented with electric additions;
Non-piped organs, which include:
** pump organs, also known as reed organs or harmoniums, which like the accordion and mouth organs (both Eastern and Western), notably the harmonica, which use air to excite free reeds;
** electronic organs (both analog and digital), not
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