I've heard people saying that you should start practice your organ piece at it's half speed. For example, if the concert tempo is around 100 beats per minute, then you should practice starting from 50 and gradually increase the metronome until you reach 100.
This system might work with many people but not with all. Some people just don't have patience to do this kind of practice.
And they may never succeed because of that. If the concert tempo is 100 or more, it is possible to start practicing even slower - at 40 or even 30, I think.
Actually the best way to go about the practice tempo is this: pick such a tempo in which you can avoid making mistakes. Simply resist the temptation to go to the next note unless you are absolutely certain that it will be correct.
The real trick is NOT to play all the voices or parts at the beginning. Then your progress will be much faster and you will feel much better about practice. Very gradualy you may speed up the tempo but only after you can play at the current speed correctly at least 3 times in a row.
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Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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