Canonic technique can be quite intimidating for people who want to learn improvisation on the organ. Keeping strict intervals and rhythms in a polyphonic texture requires not only a well-developed technique but also quick thought processes because your mind has to direct the fingers (and not the other way around).
However, you can look to canons from another perspective, namely, as a fun way to create imitations. And this is not as difficult as it may seem at first. Here is one of the simple ways to do it.
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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.