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Arburo Dance Organ Tracker Bar Layout
By Jack M. Conway

Hi Group,  Marvin Horovitz asked (in 091129 MMDigest) for the layout
of the Arburo 88-note tracker bar.  It is available in "Treasures of
Mechanical Music" by Reblitz & Bowers.

  88 Keyless "Arburo" Dance Organ Scale
  Paper roll 13.75 inches wide, 26 holes per 10 cm.

 1. Temple block 1
 2. temple block 2
 3. Temple block 3
 4. tenor Drum
 5. Tenor Drum
 6. to 8. Blank
 9. Saxophone on (CM)
10. Bass drum
11. Hi-hat cymbal
12. Snare drum (reiterating)
13. Snare drum (brush)
14. Wood block
15. Wood block
16. Crash cymbal
17. to 24. Bass G, A, A#, B, C,  D, E, F
25. to 33. Accompaniment G, A-D, E,
34. To 43. Countermelody, C, D, E, F-B
44. Violin pipes on (M)
45. Clarinet on (M)
46. Shut off
47. Rewind
48. Jazz flute on (M)
49. to 54. Counter melody continued, C to F
55. to 73. Melody G, A, B-D, E
74. Voix celeste on (CM)
75. Cello on
76. General tremolo on
77. Swell shutters open
78. General cancel
79. blank (or Bourdon on)
80. Blank (or Unda Maris on)
81. Jazz tremolo
82. Accordion off
83. Accordion on (bass, accompaniment, M. CM)
84. Blank
85. Blank (or saxophone on)
86. Blank (or vibratone or piano on)
87. blank
88. Maracca

When "accordion on" is punched, other stops are also punched.  In small
organs having no accordion, these other stops are turned on.  In organs
with an accordion, "accordion on" automatically turns all other stops

Jack M. Conway, Los Angeles, California, USA

 [ Many tracker scales and key frame layouts are included in "Treasures
 [ of Mechanical Music," copyright 1981 by Arthur A. Reblitz and
 [ Q. David Bowers, and also in the newer book, "The Golden Age of
 [ Automatic Musical Instruments," copyright 2001 by Arthur A. Reblitz,
 [ available at 
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Wed 2 Dec 2009, 06:23:55 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Arburo, Bar, Dance, Layout, Organ, Tracker

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