By Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene (get free updates of new posts here)
It's funny how often people regret having made too many mistakes when playing organ in public.
These mistakes convert into panic.
Panic ruins the entire recital.
Let's step back for a second and ask why do mistakes happen?
Because we don't have enough self-control and confidence.
And confidence comes from knowing your piece inside out.
Can you take it from the middle? Can you take it from the end backwards?
Do you know how to start each segment of 4 measures not in the right order?
If you don't know, it's time you learn it this way.
Believe me, it will save your recital.
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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.