Often people who want to start composing their own organ music are puzzled and intimidated by the complexity of many organ compositions. Naturally they find it really difficult to start composing.
So the question is: where do you start your journey in composing for the organ?
Well, everyone is different but if I was to start writing organ music today, here is what I would do:
I would learn the basics of music theory and harmony. This would allow me to become more fluent in understanding the musical language, the chords and the rules of voice-leading.
I would also study existent organ compositions of my favorite composers and try to imitate them in my works. In other words, I would look at these pieces as models.
In a typical organ piece here are the 5 things which you could imitate from the models:
Try these tips today if you want to enhance your creativity and follow the footsteps of the great masters from the past.
By the way, do you want to learn my special powerful techniques which help me to master any piece of organ music up to 10 times faster? If so, download my video Organ Practice Guide.
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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.