Secrets of Organ Playing Contest Week 20

in #secretsoforganplaying5 years ago (edited)


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 Steem.

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


  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.
  3. It has to be performed by you without editing.
  4. Be sure to clearly state Secrets of Organ Playing Contest, the contest week number, your Steem name, and the random contest entry word of the week. This week's word is "Malta".
  5. Upload your entry to YouTube.
  6. Make a post about your entry on Steem.
  7. Performance on pipe and electronic organs are valid.
  8. Use #secretsoforganplaying as your first tag.
  9. Upvote and Resteem this post on Steem.
  10. Comment this post on Steem with link to your entry so people can see and listen to it.
  11. The contest is open until Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00 PM UTC.


Every participating entry will receive our upvotes. Additionally, 3 winners will be rewarded some STEEM in the following manner:

1st Place: 10 STEEM

2nd Place: 6 STEEM

3rd Place: 4 STEEM


@laputis and I will serve as judges. We will pick winners based on what sounded the most interesting and best performed to us.

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, resteem 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!

If you would like to participate but don't have Steem account, let me know your desired username by contacting me on my blog and I will create an account for you very quickly.

​We hope to see even more entries next week!

And remember, when you practice, miracles happen!


Thanks for your entry!

Thanks for your entry!

Posted using Partiko Android

To listen to the audio version of this article click on the play image.

Brought to you by @tts. If you find it useful please consider upvoting this reply.

Thats a great idea even though im not sure how many organists you will find. :)
Classical musicians are rare as is. Organists even rarer. I know of maybe 3 violinists on the platform.

I know of four classical organists on this platform, @organdou, @laputis (though she doesn't present herself as such on this platform), @ontrabourdon, @drugelis (though not very active) and myself. O, that's five. That's probably why I am not a very good musician: I can't count... :-)

Reallly? I know of 2-3 creators here id call violinists that i know of. There are a few hobby ones but i wouldnt count those. :)
Ive been here more then a year and its funny that the most represented instrument in the orchestra (well depending which one ofc. hehe) is so scarce here.

There’s also @andyradtrad and @jhat08, though they haven’t participated in the contest lately. I’ve invited another friend, so hopefully he will join.

Posted using Partiko iOS

I was 't aware of those two. Thanks, I'm going to check them.

Posted using Partiko Android

I found an eigth: @savagirl4

Ah yes, she plays well. Hope to see her back.

Posted using Partiko iOS

I sent her a special message in Total Organist Basecamp channel saying that we miss her. I do hope she'll come back.

Posted using Partiko Android

Yes... They all either my friends or students.

Posted using Partiko Android

And we all share this (for most people) strange love: for the wind in pipes and the reverberating sound it creates in any space.

Posted using Partiko Android

Yes... Without the reverberation a lot of organs would sound boring.

Posted using Partiko Android

You are doing a good deed by helping people who want to improve their skills and win a prize. Thank you for your great work.

Thanks for this fresh edition @organduo

Posted using Partiko iOS

Your post has been supported and upvoted from the Classical Music community on Steemit as it appears to be of interest to our community. We also support jazz and folk music posts!

If you enjoy our support of the #classical-music community, please consider a small upvote to help grow the support account!

You can find details about us below.

The classical music community at #classical-music and Discord. Follow our community accounts @classical-music and @classical-radio or follow our curation trail (classical-radio) at SteemAuto!

Delegation links: 10SP, 25SP, 50SP, 75SP, 100SP, 150SP, 200SP, 250SP, 500SP, 1000SP

Thaks for your entry!

Posted using Partiko Android

Thanks for your entry! I checked your wallet and it seems you don't have any Steem Power to interact on the blockchain. But you have some Steem. Try to power up that Steem.

Posted using Partiko Android

Did I do it right?

Bravo! Yes it is correct! Now you can post, comment, upvote and resteem to your heart's content...

Posted using Partiko Android

Thank you so much for participating in the Partiko Delegation Plan Round 1! We really appreciate your support! As part of the delegation benefits, we just gave you a 3.00% upvote! Together, let’s change the world!

You have receive an upvote. Thanks for playing moonSTEEM

Coin Marketplace

STEEM 0.26
TRX 0.14
JST 0.033
BTC 52765.25
ETH 3125.80
USDT 1.00
SBD 4.15