The pipes

To make music, the organ needs pipes. The various pipes all make an individual, unique sound. Long pipes sound different than short ones, but there are also two different types: open and closed pipes.

What do you need?

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  • the slides
  • the pipe “stick”
  • 24 open pipes
  • 24 closed pipes
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How to proceed?

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  • Lay the slides on the top side of the wind box.
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  • Note that the lines connect.
  • Observe on which side the holes are largest.
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  • Lay the pipe stick on top of the slides.
  • The larger holes need to be on the same side as the larger holes on the slides (large holes face large holes).
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  • Sort the pipes.
  • Note: there are open pipes and close pipes. Don’t mix them.
  • Lay the pipes neatly in size order: large on left, small on right.
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  • Place the pipes in the pipe stick. The closed pipes go in the front rank (near the keys).
  • Place them in the holes, alternately in the first and second rows within their ranks.
  • Pipes on the front row have their “mouths” face forward, those in the back row have mouths facing backwards. This applies to both ranks.
  • You have now placed the pipes on their seats.

You can also download this instruction sheet as PDF.