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    Excellent free organ lessons

    We amateur organist almost never have the opportunity to learn from professionals.

    But recently I found a page hosted by Dr. Vidas Pinkevicius which offers interesting lessons and wise teachings and advices on organ art playing.

    The link is:
    http://www.organduo.lt/
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    THanks..very interesting reading. As an organ teacher I always like to see/read/hear others interpretations and performance tech.
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    wow really interesting.thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luis Enrique View Post
    We amateur organist almost never have the opportunity to learn from professionals.

    But recently I found a page hosted by Dr. Vidas Pinkevicius which offers interesting lessons and wise teachings and advices on organ art playing.

    The link is:
    http://www.organduo.lt/
    Luis
    Manizales
    Colombia

    As a qualifed organ and piano teacher and organist of over twenty-five years' experience, I would be cautious of anyone offering a 'free 9 day KEYBOARD PRELUDE IMPROVISATION MINI COURSE', who also claims the following: '...and learn to improvise in the style of Bach.'

    As a former improvisation student of David Briggs - and one who has made a particular study of both liturgical and concert improvisation (and who utilises this medium during the course of church services several times each week), I am not convinced of the practicality of this claim. As I perceive it, the implication appears to be that, after nine days, anyone (surely not of any standard?) will be able to improvise in the style of Bach. Even if they had not improvised before? I doubt this.

    For example, when he writes about improvising 'keyboard preludes in [Bach's] style', does he mean chorale preludes - or does he refer to preludes which precede fugues? Each medium is generally of complex construction and only years of study would enable even a good player to be able to produce, in an improvisation, something of Bach's style - and construction - and ensure that the result was worthy.

    Whilst I do not wish to discourage anyone interested in improvisation, I would suggest that, to produce anything of value, such as a prelude in the style of Bach, after a nine-day course is extremely unlikely.

    Alternatively, I would encourage board readers to examine those courses in improvisation which have been written by Marcel Dupr
    é or the late Gerre Hancock.
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