Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast

Conversations about all things organ playing. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene talk with experts from the organ world - concert and church organists, improvisers, educators, composers, organ builders, musicologists and other people who help shape the future of our profession.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 13m. Bisher sind 950 Folge(n) erschienen. Jeden Tag erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

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SOPP667: I'm an advanced organist, but in all my years of studying and playing, none of my teachers has ever taught pedal scales or arpeggios


This question was sent by Justin, and he writes,

Hello,

I am currently subscribed to the Pedal Virtuoso Course. My materials for the week usually arrive on Wednesdays around 11:30 am local time, but for some reason, I didn't receive my materials for Week 5 (not in either my inbox or my spam folder). Could you arrange to have it sent?

I've been enjoying the course...


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SOPP663: My ultimate dream in regard to organ playing would be to gain the technical facility and coordination necessary to perform the masterworks of the Baroque repertoire


This question was sent by Daniel, and he writes,

Hello Vidas,
My ultimate dream in regard to organ playing would be to gain the technical facility and coordination necessary to perform the masterworks of the Baroque repertoire (e.g., BWV 582, HWV 432, the entirety of BWV 1080).
Beyond that would be to gain the ability to improvise/think contrapuntally...


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SOPP665: Does articulate legato apply to all keyboards or just organs?


This question was sent by Bob, and he writes,

I was just wondering if articulate legato applies to all keyboards or just organs?


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SOPP662: Who's the composer of that fantastic G major piece?


This question was sent by  Irineo, and he writes:

“Hello there, dear maestro.
Thank you for your latest SOPP about Unda Maris. I really enjoyed it. But I have a question: who's the composer of that fantastic G-Major piece you played from 21:00 until 23:17? It sounds early baroque to me, but I can't really say whether it's Bach...


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SOPP660: I've been struggling with mastering Part I of Trio Sonata No. 4 by J.S. Bach. For some reason it's harder to do than I imagined it would be.


This question was sent by Vidas! By me! And, I've been struggling with mastering Part I of Trio Sonata No. 4 by J.S. Bach. For some reason it's harder to do than I imagined it would be.


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 2021-07-21  12m
 
 

SOPP658: Now I can play with both feet to both edges of the pedals, even with my heels. How did I play before?


This question was sent by Manfred, and he writes:

“Hello Vidas,
I was not a novice on the pedal, since I played the church organ for a couple of years. When I started to look into nicer and more demanding pieces for organ, I felt I need a better technique at least for playing scales. Fortunately I found your Course in the internet, signed up and practiced the lessons every day over 12 weeks.
It is amazing: My feet find the right keys without looking...


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 2021-07-21  11m
 
 

SOPP656: I need to practice how to find any pedal without looking at the pedalboard


This question was sent by Louis, and he writes:

“Hello friends: I have read all about your Pedal Virtuoso Master Course.
I would like to answer one important question for me.
I have seen that there are many scales and arpeggios.
I think that this is very good but I need to practice how to find any pedal without looking at the pedalboard...


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 2021-07-14  11m
 
 

SOPP654: Last week I was struggling to record Trio Sonata No. 1 in Eb Major, BWV 525 by J.S. Bach


This question was sent by me, Vidas! I posted my answer in the Total Organist Community Basecamp channel, where I’ve been asked the question, “What have you been struggling with the most in organ playing this week. So, I wrote:
“Last week I was struggling to record Trio Sonata No. 1 in Eb Major, BWV 525 by J.S. Bach. Somehow I find it easier to play live recitals than to record pieces one by one.”


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 2021-07-14  13m
 
 

SOPP661: This week I was struggling to record videos. When I play, sometimes I hit the wrong key or pedal...


This question was written by Diana, and she writes,

"This week I was struggling to record videos. When I play, sometimes I hit the wrong key or pedal... also I had some difficulties recording the introduction of my performance in Unda Maris concert."


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 2021-07-07  13m
 
 

SOPP652: With all the performances and recitals I’ve been doing, it’s hard to set aside time to learn new things.


This question was sent by James, and he writes that he is struggling with:

“Sitting down and learning a new repertoire. With all the performances and recitals I’ve been doing, it’s hard to set aside time to learn new things.”


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 2021-06-30  14m