Secrets of Organ Playing Contest Week 70

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Have you ever wanted to start to practice on the organ but found yourself sidetracked after a few days? Apparently your inner motivation wasn't enough.

I know how you feel. I also was stuck many times. What helped me was to find some external motivation as well.

In order for you to advance your organ playing skills and help you motivate to practice, my wife Ausra - @laputis and I invite you to join in a contest to submit your organ music and win some Hive.

Are you an experienced organist? You can participate easily. Are you a beginner? No problem. This contest is open to every organ music loving Hivian.

Rules

  1. It's sort of open mic contest for organ music - no limitation to length, level of difficulty, genre etc.
  2. It can be any organ piece, any hymn, any improvisation or any organ exercise.
    It has to be performed by you without editing.
  3. Be sure to clearly state Secrets of Organ Playing Contest, the contest week number, your Hive user name, and the random contest entry word of the week. This week's password is "Sunshine".
  4. Upload your entry to YouTube.
  5. Make a post about your entry on Hive (use https://peakd.com to post).
  6. Performance on pipe and electronic organs are valid.
  7. Performance on synthesizers is PERMITTED as long as you play real organ music.
  8. Use #secretsoforganplaying as your first tag. Optional: use #palnet, #neoxian, #creativecoin, #marlians, #tunes and #sonicgroove tags to earn additional tokens as well.
  9. Upvote and reblog this post on Hive.
  10. Comment this post on Hive with link to your entry and video so people can see and listen to it.
  11. The contest is open until next Monday 12:00 PM UTC.

Rewards

Every participating entry will receive a portion of our upvotes (we apologise that we can no longer give 100 percent upvotes with so many participants in our contests). Additionally, the winners will share 20 HIVE prize fund.

Judging

This week anybody can pick the winners based on what sounded the most interesting and best performed to you. Next Monday simply write your comment under this post with your 3 winning choices. Participants CAN vote for themselves too. I will calculate who received the most number of votes and announce in separate post.

Our goal here is to support the community while motivating you to practice, inspiring to create some amazing music and adding more smiles to everyone's day.

Questions, comments, ideas? Please let us know your feedback about this contest.

Support our fellow contestants - upvote, reblog and comment their entry to let them know specifically what did you appreciate about their music.

Also stay tuned for the post about winners from last week!

​We hope to see even more entries next week!

And remember, when you practice, miracles happen!


You can support me on Patreon: https://patreon.com/secretsoforganplaying

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It’s exciting and encouraging to see it grow.

Thank you for your vote, Diana.

Your rhythm has really improved which is good news. You can now concentrate on not lifting your hands and feet from the keyboards.

Thanks for your feedback!

I am back after a busy spell. Here is my entry for Week 70 Secrets of Organ Playing: https://steempeak.com/@tormus1958/secrets-of-organ-playing-week-70-zipoli-canzona-in-d-minor

Here's my choice for winners for this week's contest: https://beta.peakd.com/secretsoforganplaying/@partitura/secrets-of-organ-playing-contest-week-70-or-my-winner-picks-for-this-week

In short
@michaelcalabris
@iwan2believe
@jeremyowens9501

[Edit: I see that I missed @tormus's entry, who posted it on Steem and not on Hive: https://steempeak.com/@tormus1958/secrets-of-organ-playing-week-70-zipoli-canzona-in-d-minor. Sorry for missing your entry. Perhaps next week you could post it on Hive as well]

@partitura How do I put it on Hive? I feel a little lost here with these different platforms.

Well, you did already post something on hive: https://hive.blog/italian/@tormus1958/zipoli-4-versets-and-canzona-in-f, even though it was perhaps by accident. If know how to post on Steem, you know how to post on Hive. The difference is: the front-end, or web-address.
As with steem, Hive has several front ends you can use to log in. I'll name two:
https://hive.blog
https://peakd.com
If you're logged in on either front-ends, you're logged into Hive.

Logging in works the same as with Steem. And since Hive started as a fork of Steem, your keys and account-name on Hive are the same as on Steem. As with Steem there exist several browser plugins to assist with managing your keys securely. On Steem I use Steem Keychain, and on Hive it's counterpart is called Hive Keychain.

Should be a breeze. And if not, ask again and I'll try to help.

Thank you very much for your vote for my improvisation, Auke.

Thank you for your vote, James.

You're welcome. It was a very creative and captivating improv!

My picks for this week:
@michaelcalabris --I envy those who can improvise, especially extended improvisations, and do them well. I continue to struggle with this skill.
@partitura --It's a Bach Trio Sonata. I've tried one. It did not end well. Plus, I have always enjoyed his playing.
@iwan2believe --I am a sucker for Brahms' music. Especially when played well.

Thank you for your vote, Jeremy. I'm glad you enjoyed the improvisation. Thank you, again.

Voting is over. We will announce the winners soon.