Deciding to play in public after being given only 30 minutes of preparation time on an unfamiliar organ, when you only have 8 months of organ playing experience.
Deciding to change the registration by hand and to turn pages by yourself during the public performance.
Deciding to use different manuals and to play at the different octave level than you are used in your practice.
Recovering after realize that you missed the repeat sign in your piece as well as after mistakes in registration, manual and octave changes, and in playing double pedal part.
Brave is not the one who never falters but the one who finds the strength to recover.
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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.