Organ Practice: Is It Better to Learn One Piece at a Time or Several at Once?
If you have several organ pieces in your practice list or if you are preparing for a recital, you naturally have to face a question about what is the best way to practice them. In other words, if you have a due date, do you work on one piece at a time until you master it and only then take another composition? Or perhaps is it better to practice several pieces every day. Whatever the case might be, it is important you are ready for your performance of all the pieces on time. In this article, I will give you my take on this subject.What Key Should I Solo In When Jamming?
Learning how to improvise on the piano takes work and patience. One of the major payoffs is being able to play with other people and also being able to write and compose your own music. For the beginning improviser, the question of what key to solo in comes up a lot. This was something I had to figure that I didn’t find in any improvisation book I read when learning how to play by ear on my own. This article should demystify this commonly asked question.How to Refocus Your Organ Practice?
Many of my organ students are struggling with regaining focus in their organ practice. They find themselves searching for shortcuts, doing meaningless tasks, or just playing the pieces without the necessary attention to detail. They might also skip practice for a few days, which in turn slows down progress but creates an urgency to see the results faster. So they play the easy spots without mastering the difficult place. In the end, results can be very disappointing and even dangerous in the long run. If you find yourself in a similar situation, you need to refocus your organ practice.Preparing for Organ Recitals: How To Be Ready For Your Concert Performance By A Certain Date?
Do you have a due date when you will play your organ recital? Are you feeling some stress and anxiety and you are not sure if you learn the pieces in your program on time? The only way you will be able to master all of your compositions on time is if you have a very specific plan for practice.Organ Practice: What Is The Real Reason Organists Don’t Use Pedal Preparation Often Enough?
We all have heard about pedal preparation technique in organ playing. It provides lots of benefits to the organists – pedal playing accuracy, fluency, and automation. Yet very few people take advantage of this incredible technique and in result their pedal playing will not develop up to the high level. If you are struggling with your pedal playing, read this article in which you will find out why organists don’t use pedal preparation often enough and I will provide the tips for you to successfully apply it in your practice.Learn to Sing Within Your Range
A singer should continually challenge access to their upper register, but not at the expense of communicating with their listeners. Is the obsession to sing high notes beyond their natural range the best place for a singer to concentrate their resources.? Does anybody really need to sing high enough to shatter glass with the human voice?How to Make Dubstep Music
Get started learning how to make dubstep music today. Learn exactly what you need to get started, how to pick the right programs to use, how to make your first beats today, and where to go to get the help you need.Programming Organ Recitals: What Are Bachelor’s Degree Level Pieces?
Are you wondering what kind of organ music selections are suitable for Bachelor’s organ degree recital? In this article, I will give you a list of pieces by Bach, Buxtehude, Handel, Langlais, Franck, and Vierne.Organ Playing: The Exact Steps to Mastering Short Prelude and Fugue in F Major, BWV 556 in 10 Days
Mastering the Prelude and Fugue in F Major, BWV 556 is easier than you might think. In this article I’ll give you the exact steps which will help you learn it in just 10 days.Organ Playing: How to Play Prelude and Fugue in C Major by Georg Bohm?
The Prelude and Fugue in C Major of North German Baroque composer Georg Bohm is one of his most popular pieces. Contrary from the majority of multi-movement Stylus Fantasticus works of Buxtehude, Bruhns, and other composers from this region, it is a true two-movement piece resembling later works by Bach. In this article, I will give you 5 tips which will help you play this piece on the organ.How To Learn Any Guitar Scale Fast
I know. Just the word “scale” causes you to imagine brain numbing drills and hours of monotonous exercises. However I am able to teach you the way to master almost any new scale AND actually have the ability to use it to improvise in a mere 15 minutes. No matter how basic or complex the scale.Support for Singing Part 2
Full-Body Support is a technique that gets a singer to power their sound from their lower body. Support goes hand in hand with passive breathing which gets the air into the body with the least amount of tension. The body is like any vibrating instrument, and in order to get the maximum resonance from it, the upper body be able to move freely. Above the waist everything should be relaxed. But below the waist, the body should be working hard.