Slow/Fast is a relative thing.
For some people fast progress is when someone can learn how to play the organ in 2 hours. To me fast progress is if someone can learn to play the organ in 10 years.
I don't believe in shortcuts in organ playing. Of course, we have to practice smarter and not harder. More efficiently, but still it takes years to develop your technique. And technique is only the beginning in the art of organ playing.
Just think of organ practice as basketball. Just imagine how many times does a basketball player from NBA has to make those throws into the basket?
At least 10000. That's from every different angle and position.
Did you know that Thomas Edison made 10000 failed attempts before he succeeded inventing the light-bulb? He believed in himself and never gave up.
It is said that if you want to excel at something, you have to put in at least 10000 hours of practice in order to become an expert.
If we practice 2 hours a day, that 13.6 years.
For 4 hours a day of practice, that's about 7 years.
You would think it is frustrating to wait so many years until you reach your goal?
Yes, it is. Don't wait - enjoy the process.
I think you just have to enjoy every single minute on the organ bench.
Result is not a goal.
Process is a goal.
Never ever give up.
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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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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