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4. Adding a MIDI Keyboard to Your jOrgan

While it is fun to sound notes with your new jOrgan and explore all the special features of a real organ it would be even more fun if you could play interesting melodies, play in tempo, nger arpeggios, make chords and do a lot of the other musical things that you probably are anxious to do with your new jOrgan disposition. It is time now to add a real keyboard and to play that keyboard, just as you would if you were at a real organ keyboard, through jOrgan on your computer.

Let’s assume that you are using the illustrative example disposition from Chapter 3, or something like it, with version 3.6.1 of jOrgan. en take any electronic keyboard (such as the Casio CTX-530 in Fig. 4.2) with MIDI output, with or without its own speakers, and “hook it up” to your computer that has jOrgan installed on it, following the steps below.

Because jOrgan recognizes any MIDI keyboard in this situation we will keep the discussion generic and refer hereafter, not to the Casio keyboard in particular, but to a generic MIDI keyboard.

(Picture of Casio CTX-530 —to be inserted)

Fig . 4 .2 - Casio CTX-530 Keyboard

Revised 6/25/2009

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Revised 6/25/2009

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