Play Your Viscount Organ Like A Pro: Practice Like One


Many want to be great at something, but don’t always know how to get there or don’t want to put in the needed effort. Playing your Viscount organ well is a process of self-discipline, dedication, and enjoyment. Here are some tips for practicing your Viscount organ like a pro:

Practice Tips for Your Viscount Organ

Practice Everyday

To not only get good at something, but to be exceptional at something, you have to consistently do it, and consistency means practicing everyday. Practicing everyday ensures muscle memory is retained, and the part of your brain that is used to play the organ stays fresh. To use the cliché analogy, playing your Viscount organ like a pro is much like a bicycle: You eventually ride your bike without any wobbles from balance problems because you spent hours of repetitive motion teaching your body how to balance.

Practice Better

Often people wonder why it takes them so long to get good at playing the organ, and it’s because they do not practice well. Practicing well means focusing on your practice session, having a plan, and picking a time to practice that will allow you to focus your full energies on your practice session.  

Have a Practice Plan

Having a systematic plan for each practice session can help you get more done in the same amount of time; you don’t have to spend time thinking about what you should try and accomplish when you could be playing. Also, a plan will help you with consistency, so you can make consistent progress. If you make a small goal with a larger goal in mind, you will go far.

Choose the Best Practice Time

It’s understandable that for many of us, with our busy schedules we have to fit our hobbies in where we can, but to be a pro at playing your Viscount organ you must set aside the best time: Meaning when you’re well rested and able to focus. Practicing when tired can lead to more mistakes, which will mean the need to correct those mistakes, and less time moving forward in your abilities.

Correct Mistakes

To play your Viscount organ well, and with any piece of music, you must correct your mistakes right when you make them: Stop and play through the mistake at a slower rate, adjusting your speed until you can play through that particular part of the music without error, then repeat that section 5-10 times. This will ensure correct muscle memory. If you make a mistake while repeating that section, start over. Though it can feel frustrating and boring, this is the only way to play your Viscount organ flawlessly.

Keep Practicing and Wait For the Breakthroughs

It takes time to do play at a professional level, and even to just play well. When you see little-to-no progress, even when you are practicing everyday and practicing well, it can be easy to get discouraged. Breakthroughs take time and are well worth the wait. Science has proven, time and time again, that consistent thought or action will lead to a change in thought, as well as your action and responses. Stay calm and practice on!  

Practice with Positivity

You can play your Viscount organ well! Do not think negative thoughts such as, “I will never get better,” because what we tell ourselves eventually becomes the truth that we know both consciously and subconsciously. Athletes who envision success, are statistically more likely to win and will achieve far greater a goal than they had originally achieved. It’s been shown that our brains will help us make less mistakes if we are positive and that we may surprise ourselves with what we can accomplish.

Want to Sound Like a Pro? Buy a Viscount Organ

Viscount organs are part of an Italian tradition that will not settle. Each organ is handcrafted and has the latest technology, giving you not only a beautiful instrument, but one that sounds beautiful, as well. Viscount makes both church organs and digital organs that improved upon industry standards for sound quality and playability. Find a dealer near you!

The Unico series is a line of classic organs developed with Physis® physical modeling technology, entirely designed and patented by Viscount’s Italian research facilities. With this new approach, based on physical modeling of the pipe organ, you will enjoy the most faithful and malleable sound on the market today.

Thanks to accurate audio reproduction and powerful reverberation effects, Viscount has transferred the magnificence of a large pipe organ into the convenience of a compact instrument.

The Unico series has a rich library of customizable settings and parameters which allows you to select, assign and store hundreds of additional registers. Features are easy to access through a discrete backlit main control display.

The SONUS series is a line of classical organs developed with exclusive Physis® technology - designed and patented by Viscount’s laboratories. Based on modeling the physical phenomena involved in pipe organ sound generation, the sound generated is incredibly authentic.

On top of Physis® sound generation technology, we have designed a revolutionary new audio system called RAR (Real Audio Rendering). Thanks to RAR technology, you can totally manage the impression of three-dimensional space in which the instrument is placed – from the smallest room, all the way up to a large cathedral setting. The new Viscount RAR (Real Audio Rendering) technology represents a significant step forward in terms of definition, spatiality and body of the sound, which is the most authentic way yet to create that magical effect of the most important organ stop – ‘the ambience’. Sitting at the console of the new Viscount Sonus, you will experience the most realistic impression of the instrument and its setting available from any digital organ you may care to play.

The OUVERTURE is an organ with 3 keyboards, complete pedalboard and 55 registers - each of which can select hundreds of organ and orchestra voices. There is also an orchestra register for every section of the organ which can be selected from the numerous options available.

The organ comes with 8 organ styles (4 fixed and 4 programmable) that allow the organist to create and store an infinite number of combinations, either in the 128 internal memory locations or externally via USB memory. The parameter settings are easily accessible through the graphic display on the front panel. The “Tracker Action” style keyboard accurately detects touch by obtaining the speed of actuation of the keys, making it possible to feel a "Tracker Touch" effect, i.e .the correlation between the "touch" of the organist and the transient attack of each virtual pipe.

Developed with the award-winning and patented Physis® physical modeling technology, which reproduces the physical phenomena involved in the sound generation of the pipe organ, the Ouverture is capable of generating the highest-fidelity, most authentic church organ sound.

Chorum instruments faithfully reproduce the sounds of a pipe organ with proprietary ARTEM technology (Advanced Real TEchnology Music) designed by Viscount's Research and Development labs in Italy.

The richness and beauty of stops are enhanced by an accurate reverberation system, able to recreate a great variety of acoustic environments, from a small chapel to the largest cathedral.

Chorum organs are highly functional, yet simple to use; you can store a large selection of memories and recall your stop combinations.

Unico Collection

Our flagship Viscount organ line powered by our patented Physis® (Physical Modeling) Technology.

Sonus Collection

Physis® Technology & the most powerful self-contained audio system available.

Chorum Collection

Our sampled-sound based Viscount organ that beats all others in price & value for the money.

Physis® Pianos

The most advanced digital piano on the planet using Physis® Technology.