If you have ever had to perform in public on an organ which is unfamiliar to you, you surely know how difficult it might be to adjust to the instrument (especially if you are given very little time for rehearsal). On top of that the stops and their layout are different from what you are used to, swell and crescendo pedals might have different positions and sensibility, not to mention the different piston placement. All of this certainly has an effect on the organist. In order for your performance on a new instrument to be as enjoyable as possible, I prepared a video for you with my advice which you might find helpful.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , teachers at National M.K. Čiurlionis School of Art, creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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Don't have an organ at home?
Download paper manuals and pedals, print them out, cut the white spaces, tape the sheets together and you'll be ready to practice anywhere where is a desk and floor. Make sure you have a higher chair.