Jun. 29, 2021
Practicing and Memorizing, Part IX
(con't from Part VIII)
Repetition is the mother of learning.
There's an old saying that's been worded differently by different people, but it amounts to essentially this: musicians never master their chosen instrument -- the more they learn, the more they sense how much they don't know.
One can spend an entire lifetime and still only scratch the surface of what there is to know about the King of Instruments.
No matter how well we can already perform hymns or certain repertoire, improvise, or compose, no matter where we think we are on the learning curve, there will always be more of practical value to study, experience, and absorb.
Indeed, the longer we organists work at it, the more we realize how much more there is to learn.
(con't in Part X)