Before December 23, 2011 when I officially started writing this blog, I spent about one year "studying", "doing research", exploring how other bloggers work without actually doing the work myself.
The only regret with this blog I have today is that I didn't start it earlier, on the first day when the idea just appeared in my head.
Do you want to play a recital but are afraid you are not ready for it? Do you have an idea of composing a piece of music but are afraid that you don't have the necessary knowledge? Do you want to master some skill in the area of organ playing, such as improvisation but don't think you have what it takes?
Here's good news: you wil never be ready.
But you can choose to do it anyway.
This decision alone will change your live for the better.
Yes, you will make plenty of mistakes. Mistakes are good.
The person who makes the most mistakes will win.
Some of my students who are not in the Total Organist program are wondering if BWV 645, 659, and 731 home study courses are available as separate courses. Yes, you can check them out here, here, and here.
On a sad note: one of the most important Bach scholars in the world, the eminent British musicologist, organist, and harpsichordist Peter Williams has passed away yesterday on the 331st birthday of J.S. Bach.
Ausra's Harmony Exercise:
Diatonic Sequence in Eb Major: I-IV-V9-I
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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.