Try this simple and easy method of memorizing any organ piece in a slow tempo:
Step 1: Play it in 1 beat fragments.
Step 2: Play it in 2 beat fragments.
Step 3: Play it in 1 measure fragments.
Step 4: Play it in 2 measure fragments.
Step 5: Play it in 4 measure fragments.
Step 6: Play it in fragments of 1 line.
Step 7: Play it in fragments of 2 lines.
Step 8: Play it in fragments of 1 page.
Step 9: Play it in fragments of 2 pages.
Step 10: Play it in fragments of 4 pages etc.
NOTE: In every step practice every fragment 10 times (5 times while looking at the score and 5 times from memory).
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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.