By Vidas Pinkevicius (get free updates of new posts here)
I was thinking about pride lately.
This morning I had an inspiring conversation for the podcast with the Dutch organist Hugo Bakker which will go live on Sunday, June 25. This will be SOP Podcast #100! Wow...
Time goes so fast... It seems like I've started doing this a month ago or so...
We have talked about a lot of organ related issues and the 1st step to become a better organist Hugo suggested we should focus on the notes.
Not on ourselves but on the music. Not on our egos but on the pieces that we play.
It makes a lot of sense, right?
Staying humble, keeping your head down and practicing to get better at our craft.
This should come first and foremost in our practice process.
Only then we can start talking about ourselves, about our accomplishments, right? Even better, tell stories that resonate with people we want to reach.
Transmit the music and tell stories.
Everything else is just noise.
PS Damian, Karl and Mary wrote that their Total Organist subscription wasn't accepted. In this case I made a special subscription button for monthly membership with 30 day free trial which might work for some people.
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