Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Stop sustain piano only

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Just inherited Baldwin fun machine an d it works fine but I am taking piano lessons and would like to turn off the organ feature and make it sound like a piano

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Hello Tom,  There were approximately 12 fun machine models built over a decade.  They vary considerably. Provided your instrument has a "piano" stop on it, you are good to go.  Typically, the sustain function is mounted to the side of the swell shoe (volume pedal) which requires you use the side of your right foot to engage it.  However, your instrument may not have a piano feature.  

Because a piano is a percussion instrument and an organ is not, the two instruments utilize entirely different techniques.  The piano technique is all about how you attack the keys while the organ is all about the release.  I understand you may not have access to a piano, but if you plan to learn piano, a piano (or keyboard with a piano touch) is the instrument you should be practicing on.  

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics. If you need a piano's date of manufacture, please go to http://www.pianoexchange.com/howold.htm or http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/pianoage.html I am happy to answer musical or technical questions, however, I CANNOT offer appraisals on pianos or organs. Please do not ask what an instrument is worth. For this service please contact an experienced local appraiser or try the following links: https://mmm1100.verio-web.com/blueb1/appraisal.html or http://www.57piano.com/questions.htm

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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