Will you improve your church playing making excellence in your music a priority?
Do you play hymns correctly, accurately, and at the correct tempo? Mark in fingering and pedaling, use the metronome to keep a steady tempo.
Do you enhance hymns to encourage congregational singing? Resources abound for introductions, harmonizations, and codas. The resource I use weekly is Hal Hopson’s The Creative Use of the Organ in Worship. Every church organist should own this volume.
Are you choosing voluntaries appropriate to the season and/or service topic? Volumes of hymn tune arrangements published by Darcey Press provide organists of all denominations a plethora of superb hymn based music.
Are you communicating well with you music director, pastor, choir director or music partner? Developing this skill is of paramount importance to the success of all church musicians.
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, has a large organ studio with students of all ages and skill levels. With her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , they are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes. Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here #DrJeannineJordan #OrganAndMultimediaConcert