You have probable met some organists whose approach to practice is neither systematic nor methodical. They don't use any textbooks, special exercises, or any particular method.
They start playing organ with repertoire. They play a lot of Bach, Franck, some Buxtehude, maybe Widor, Mendelssohn and other composers. Basically everything which is popular in many countries.
What they do is they play their pieces from the beginning until the end over and over with the hope that SOMEHOW they will perfect them. They don't pay attention to detail, to slow tempo, to fragments, to separate voices, their combinations, and most importantly, to correction of the numerous mistakes. In fact, they don't even notice many of these mistakes.
Sadly, but because they don't have a step-by-step system, their level is not very high. No wonder why many of them get frustrated and eventually, quit organ playing altogether because it's not leading them anywhere.
I hope you are using a methodical system in your organ practice.
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