By Vidas Pinkevicius (get free updates of new posts here)
As 2016 draws to an end, I hope you will enjoy 10 of our most read articles this year:
1. How to Play Hymns on the Organ?
2. 32 Organ Registration Tips
3. What Is the Best Way to Start Playing the Organ: Organ Method Books or Organ Repertoire?
4. How to Play Widor's Toccata on the Organ?
5. 11 Tips in Improvising a French Toccata on a Hymn Tune on the Organ
6. Don't have an organ at home?
7. How to Become a Successful Organist?
8. Organ Sight-Reading: "O Gott, du frommer Gott", BWV 767 by Johann Sebastian Bach
9. Organ Music: About "Le Banquet Celeste" by Olivier Messiaen
10. Organ Music: About Piece Heroique by Cesar Franck
And here are our top 10 of the most popular podcasts this year:
1, SOP Podcast #55: Frederik Magle on Bringing the Organ Alive
2. SOP Podcast #64 - Robert McCormick on the Art of Organ Improvisation
3. SOP Podcast #54 - Jeremy David Tarrant on Playing the Piano for Organists
4. SOP #46 - Tom Trenney On Why Some Organists Are Afraid of Improvisation
5. SOP Podcast #26 - Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene on Harmony for Organists
6. SOP Podcast #25 - Martin Pasi on Building Organs and Giving Back
7. SOP Podcast #49 - Don Cook On The Video Training For The New Organist
8. SOP Podcast #57 - Peter Sykes on Imagining the Sound First
9. SOP Podcast #66 - Gavin Black on Teaching Organ and Harpsichord
10. SOP Podcast #24: Paul Cienniwa on the Art of Memorizing Music
PS Finish the year strong! Das Alte Jahr Vergangen Ist Practice (50 % discount is valid until January 4, 2017)
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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.