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The purpose of this blog is to help pianists learn to become true organists. Many individuals believe that if you play the piano you can play the organ, but the instruments differ greatly. While this blog is specifically geared towards members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, much of the information shared can be utilized by all. I hope that the information I share here will help you become an effective organist in your ward, stake, or other congregation.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Carol Dean's email address

5/2-18 UPDATE: I will now be sending out the hymnals for Carol, so please email ldsorganistblog (at) gmail (dot) com.

Carol Dean's email was hacked and not able to be recovered. If you've requested her hymnal recently and haven't heard back, she may not have received your request. Her new email address is carolorg1111 (at) gmail (dot) com.

If you don't have a copy of her hymnal, what are you waiting for? I really love it, and I get no kick-backs of any kind from pushing it on my blog. Carol doesn't even make money on it--she prices it to break even.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. I don't know if you are open to questions, but I'm not sure who to ask. When you play a hymn like We Are All Enlisted, with tons of dotted 16ths, do you actually play them as dotted 16ths? It sounds weird to play them correctly because most everyone plays them more like triplets with the first two notes tied.

    1. That is a very good question! I'm going to actually answer that question in a new post this week, so stay tuned.

      Thanks for visiting!

  2. Can I still get a copy of Carl Dean’s hymnal?

  3. I just started following this blog. Can I get a copy of Carol Dean's hymnal?