By Vidas Pinkevicius (get free updates of new posts here)
Those double pedals have been killing me.
In 10 days I will be performing Widor's Andante Sostenuto from his Symphonie Gothique in a joint recital with Ausra "Laudate Dominum": Part #18 of "7 Centuries of Organ Music".
I've found it very enjoyable process to practice this composition: the style is all legato, cantabile melody in the right hand, double note accompaniment in the left hand and sometimes even double pedal part. And colorful chromatic harmony, of course.
I keep hitting the wrong notes in double pedal lines, especially in the 1st page and it's been difficult to achieve legato in the extreme edges of the pedal board.
In order to help you master this beautiful piece, I've just finished creating Widor Andante Sostenuto Video Training.
Those left hand accompanimental figures don't feel too natural to my hand and I keep mixing them up.
Come practice with me and let's make those mistakes together!
It's a good feeling.
Check out this training if you want to learn it together with me (50 % discount is valid until February 22).
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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.