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Jakob Paix

After studying organ along with his father, this German composer became the organist at St. Martin in Lauingen an der Donau in Swabia, 1576. He trained on the Lateinschule and the fitness center. In 1609 he was the organist for the ducal courtroom. His most significant compositions had been his key pad arrangements. The usage of the thumb for playing or preserving harmonic records was advocated by Paix in order that various other fingers could possibly be employed for playing embellishments. Paix proceeded to go as far as to declare that vocal guidelines were not suitable to instrumental functions in order that parallel intervals, like fifths and octaves could possibly be found in his key pad arrangements. The body organ tablatures which Paix established contain a variety of functions by Palestrina and Lassus and several music. “Ein schon nutz unnd gebreuchlich Orgel Tabulaturbuch,” 1583, can be an essential reference for German methods in key pad music through the latter area of the sixteenth century.

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