Echos are very useful if you want to improvise on hymn or choral melodies. An echo is the technique used in organ improvisation where you take an excerpt of the hymn tune (anywhere from 2-8 chords) and explore different colors, manuals, ranges of the keyboard, dynamics, and keys. In this video I will teach you how to play en echo based on just a few chords. It is a beautiful way to demonstrate your instrument to your friends or family and even during public performance.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , teachers at National M.K. Čiurlionis School of Art, creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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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.