If you like modern French organ music, you will love the whole-tone mode. It comes very handy in improvisation and creates a unique character. This is because it doesn't have any half-steps, it consists entirely of whole-steps.
You can use it whenever you want to create a feeling of uncertainty, tension, mist, swamp etc. This is because, in this mode you can't play major or minor chords - only augmented chords. I hope you will try it in your improvisations.
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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.