By Vidas Pinkevicius (get free updates of new posts here)
Often we improvise on the organ using a hymn tune or a chorale as a thematic material. This is especially useful in a church setting.
Then we can work with various forms, such as chorale prelude, chorale variations, chorale ricercar or chorale fantasia.
But what about a free piece based on a theme which you come up with yourself or borrow from other composers?
For this to happen you need to know things like how to create an exposition, ABA form or a verset.
If you're interested in learning to create them yourself, check out my video training "Improvising Without a Chorale" (50% discount is valid until December 14).
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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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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.