By Vidas Pinkevicius (get free updates of new posts here)
I'm writing this in between of graduation ceremony marathons at Vilnius University which are starting today. I usually get asked to play a Processional and student's anthem "Gaudeamus Igitur". Sometimes a postlude, too.
Anyway, I wanted to share that Lorelei where among the people who didn't hesitate on the free trial of Total Organist but she got stuck on accessing her training materials and login in to her account. Lorelei sent a message to me asking for help which I did.
Here's what she wrote afterwards:
It’s working now. Thank you so much for your prompt help. How do you do it????!!!!! 1) You always answer promptly. 2) you make wonderful videos, 3) you give hundreds of concerts, 4) etc. etc.
Are YOU human?????
As you see, I’m giving learning organ another go. Hopefully, I will stick with it longer this time.
Have a great weekend,
I wrote, of course, I'm human. The only thing I do differently from a lot of people is I don't hesitate. I jump in on the idea right away. Sometimes it's a failure, sometimes - success. I don't mind mistakes. The more the better. They mean we're doing something that matters.
No, I'm not a robot and I'm not glued to the computer screen all day. I do all kinds of fun and not-so-fun things too - going to the gym, practicing, drawing, taking long walks, going to the movies etc.
Yes, Ausra and I love movies.
But I don't watch TV, don't surf social media and don't go to meetings.
This alone saves me at least 4 hours every day to do all this creative stuff.
If you've ever watched 7 minutes of video on YouTube, you've already wasted more time than I did in the last 5 years.
OK, gotta run now to the organ bench. I think I'll have another Gaudeamus Igitur round soon.
PS Never hesitate. Act first. Apologize later.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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