Fraser Gartshore

Organist | Pianist | Conductor | YouTuber

12 Bars, Infinite Ideas!

12 Bars, Infinite Ideas!

As the world closes its doors to recover from viral disturbances, I have decided to use the time to add to my online outpourings and delve deeper into the world of popular music and its history, beginnings and developments throughout the 20th century, in the vain hope...
Battling with Bach

Battling with Bach

After a break of a month or so, it’s time to get back to learning the Passacaglia for organ. This time, we’re looking at variations three and four, very different in style to the two first, very similar, variations. These variations are again similar...
Piping Hot at the Organ

Piping Hot at the Organ

My my… In my 30 years of working with recording studios, producers, labels and production companies I have never experienced anything quite as crazy as this CD production. Actually, that’s not fair. The recording process was simple enough and trouble-free....
Pipes and Posts

Pipes and Posts

Back in summer 2019, I was asked why there was no Facebook-like forum for the organ world out there. Good question. The organ world is a complicated one. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think there’s any other musical instrument out there that...