1. What to Do When You Can’t Practice

    If you are an organ enthusiast like the team here at Viscount Organs, you know how hard it can be to go a long time without practicing! In fact, most of our clients practice daily to ensure that they stay on top of their technique and their skills. However, sometimes we can’t practice for whatever reason. Whether you are sick and bedridden, or you’re just away on vacation without access to a d…Read More

  2. Overcoming Your Nerves Before Performance

    Right before you go on stage, you are probably going through what you will do once you are finally in front of everyone. Hopefully, you are imagining things going well! We know that there can be a lot of pressure when playing the church organ in front of a large group, especially if there are people in the audience who mean quite a bit to you. As you start to feel that nervousness creep into your …Read More

  3. The 4 Most Impressive Organs in the World

    When it comes to organs, most people think about the giant instruments installed in grand cathedrals. With that being said, we do want to discuss a few of those! However, not all fantastic and interesting organs were installed in a church. Organs are renowned for their large size and their demanding requirements when it comes to playing them successfully, much less playing them well. Since every o…Read More

  4. Re-Learning an Instrument in Adulthood

    How many people take music lessons at a young age, only to drop the instrument and focus more on careers or family in adulthood? The answer is, quite a lot! If this is the case for you, and you’ve found yourself wanting to get back into the instrument, we have some things for you to consider! Let’s get you back in musical shape. Find the Right Instructor Many music instructors are only accusto…Read More

  5. Top Tips to Sight Reading Music

    When it comes to sight reading music, some musicians love the challenge and could work on it all day. For others, they dread hearing those words. Those of you who are terrified by sight reading music, we are here to help! Here are some of the top tips from Viscount Organs to keep in mind to help you sight read a bit easier. Practice Ahead of Time Obviously, you won’t have the music ahead of time…Read More

  6. How to Perfect Your Pedal Technique

    If you play the organ, whether that be the pipe or digital organ, you know the important role that pedals play in producing music. For those who want to become more proficient at playing pedals, one of the top pieces of advice we can give is to play pedal scales! These can help you increase the flexibility of your ankle and fine-tune your pedal playing technique. However, we’ve found that many o…Read More

  7. Top Organ Pieces

    When it comes to finding a challenging organ piece to play, there are so many that are covered regularly. However, what are some of the top pieces, and what is it that makes them so great? Today, we’ve compiled some of our favorite organ works for you to learn to play on your new, Viscount digital organ. Read on to learn more and choose one that sounds challenging or interesting enough for you! …Read More

  8. Interesting Facts About the Organ – Part 5

    Today, we are going to close our blog series in which we’ve been sharing interesting facts about the organ. If you’ve been keeping up with our blog series, you will have read how the organ has been the center of many cultures across the world and throughout history. The organ, though similar to other keyboard instruments, is truly a unique mechanical masterpiece. Keep reading to learn a little…Read More

  9. Why Should Pianists Learn the Organ?

    If you are a musician, specifically a pianist, it’s likely that you have already developed a lifelong love of music and performance. Many musicians, especially those who are looking to expand their musical talents to another instrument, look to challenge themselves and grow. In fact, we have found that versatility in instruments can make stronger practice patterns, and it can open up new perform…Read More

  10. Interesting Facts About the Organ – Part 4

    If you’ve been staying up-to-date on our blog, you know that we have been doing a short blog series about interesting facts about the organ. The organ has been around for more than a thousand years in a variety of forms and until recently, has been the center of culture, whether at banquets and circuses or church ceremonies and Catholic mass. Though the organ isn’t still at the center of daily…Read More