By Vidas Pinkevicius
What is success in public organ performance?
It's not only how fast you played or how loud the organ sounded. It's not only how few mistakes you made or countless hours you put into the preparation for it that matters. It's not only how colorful you managed your registrations to be or how well your hand and feet coordination was.
All of it is important but here's the key element without which everything falls apart:
Did you expose yourself to shame, vulnerability, and fear?
Are you able to embrace the feeling of not knowing what you're doing?
Are you willing to look like a fool?
You better be or in a world of billion choices nobody's going to care.
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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.