Tuesday, November 22, 2011

This is a really, really interesting video. It's an interview with Pierre Cochereau... and yes, it's in French (but if you're going to improvise you'd better learn French! lol)... Anyway, there's a lot of interesting material here. Enjoy. http://www.ina.fr/art-et-culture/musique/video/CPF08008756/point-d-orgue.fr.html

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hi all,

Here's a question for you: when things are going really, really well in your improvisation, why exactly is that happening for you? I continue to wrestle with the unpredictable nature of inspiration! What are your observations?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Posting links...?

Hi Jeff, I just tried posting a link using the "link" button here, but it never seemed to work for me...

Naji Hakim improvisation

Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin / Improvisation

Piet Kee - Improvisation on St. Müllerorgan in Haarlem

Latry - Improvisation on The Simpsons Theme

Martin Bacot Improvisation sur un choral imposé Concours André Marchal ...

Pierre COCHEREAU: l'Improvisateur!

Palm Sunday - Notre-Dame

Philippe Lefebvre's Entree improvisation

Having attended the amazing EROI (Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative) and AGO Organ Pedagogy conference last week, I heard lots of requests for a blog about organ improvisation. Yes. Learning how to improvise ON THE SPOT at the pipe organ. It's not impossible to do and it is a load of fun.