There are some people learning to play the organ who never write in any fingering in their pieces. Even in places where it's impossible to play with accidental fingering. The funny thing is that they don't play with the correct fingering even in pieces where the fingering is already written in for you. No matter how obvious it is that they should do it, no matter how often you advise them to do so, they never listen.
Why is it so? Why are they content with poor fingerings which result in poor articulation (legato or articulate legato)?
Regardless of what they say ("I don't have the time", "I will manage to play correctly without writing in the fingerings"), there are only two real reasons:
1. They don't care enough about the result to practice correctly (their problem).
2. They don't trust the person who advises them (your problem).
The only way to help such people change their minds about the fingerings is to earn their trust first.
And sometimes it's OK to simply say: "It's not for you."
DON'T MISS A THING! FREE UPDATES BY EMAIL.
Would you like to say "Thank You" to us?
Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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.