I'm sorry if this will upset you, but I thought you need to know - not all organists are creators, at least they don't act as ones.
Some of them rarely stop to think about how the piece is put together, why composer did this or that. Even a fewer number of people are interested to create something of their own. They just consume music.
And we can't blame them - our inner dragons work overtime against the creators.
It seems so satisfying and safe to play a piece created by the master (either old or new) and so unsatisfying and risky to face a blank screen or sheet of paper.
I have to say we all slip into consumer mode sometimes playing music mindlessly, mostly when we are tired, lazy or feeling lost.
Here's the thing - tired, lazy or lost, we still can choose.
Choosing the creator mode takes enormous amount of guts in the short run.
But it's infinitely more rewarding in the long run.
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