Do you struggle when playing organ music which has many sixteenth notes, especially in the left hand part? Or perhaps your trills and other ornaments sound uneven when you execute them? Or maybe it seems impossible for you to play organ pieces with precision, clarity, and ease?
If so, I have an idea for you - 100 day scale and arpeggio challenge. Here is how it works:
At the beginning of each day organ practice, you simply play one major and one minor scale and arpeggio with the same number of accidentals for one week. Then on Week 2, you practice G major and E minor. On Week 3, play F major and D minor. Then D major and B minor, B flat major and G minor and so on.
In other words, you always play a pair of major and minor scales and gradually increase the number of accidentals until you reach 7 sharp and flats.
Play these scales and arpeggios 3 times every day.
Here is how can test the results of this challenge:
Pick an organ piece that you have never practiced before and play it once on Day 1 and on Day 100. Do not play it anytime between these days. The results on Day 100 might surprise you.
By the way, do you want to learn my special powerful techniques which help me to master any piece of organ music up to 10 times faster? If so, download my video Organ Practice Guide.
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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.