I think we have followed someone else's agenda for too long thinking that unless we're THEM, we have no right to blaze our trail.
Make up your own harmonization;
Improvise without consciously copying anyone;
When composing, mix old elements in a new and surprising way;
Try out weird stop combinations (cymbel + tierce + 16');
Transpose a part of your piece in a mode that you imagined;
Come up with the part disposition in your hymn playing that nobody uses;
Play a chorale in parallel fifths;
Start a postlude pianissimo;
Play a minor piece in a major key;
Repeat a "mistake" a few times in improvisation;
Play the piece from the score upside down;
Set up 15 minutes a day to fail in public;
Feels too risky, doesn't it?
And yet, it's exactly what will make you indispensable, the one we can't live without.
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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.