Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

Trying to Put 19th Century Teutonic Wisdom into Effect Creates 21st Century Callouses at an Acoustically Perfect University such as This One; or, "Who Cares About Your Callouses, Now Get Back to the E-flat Arpeggios While I Read this Kummer and Compare Kim Il Song's Artistic Philosophy of 'Arirang' to Jaques Dalcroze's Eurhythmics and Karl Orff's Nazified version of 'Kindermusik'


  1. The title of this post is printed in big, bold letters on the back of the one-page syllabus that Dr. Tegels hands out every semester…

    1. Organists know it well….just a few stumbles of the feet can gum up an otherwise great piece. I would say that in general, anchoring the bass line is the most important thing. Personally, I would like for life to resemble a chaccone, with music serving as a regular pedal tone against which everything else merely forms a background. But I am glad to know that organists Dutch have similar sentiments.

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