BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Organ Performance

Level 2



$ 150.00

Instructor: R Don Cook DMA
Credits: 0.00

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Formal organ training in technique, hymn playing, and registration


Internship or externship in creating, performing, producing, or teaching applications of major course work. Designed to provide motivation, direction, and instruction for organists to improve their skills in specific areas such as organ technique, organ repertoire, hymn playing, music theory, organ registration, and sight-reading. Includes a review of many level-one topics.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: Manual and Pedal Technique--Review
Lesson 2: Organ Types and Components
Lesson 3: Music Theory: Intervals
Lesson 4: Non-Speaking Stops
Lesson 5: Music Theory: The Basic and Major Scales
Lesson 6: Classification of Organ Stops by Pitch and by Family
Lesson 7: Hymn Registration
Lesson 8: Music Theory: The Minor Scales
Lesson 9: Solo and Accompaniment Registration
Lesson 10: Music Theory: Key Signatures
Lesson 11: Decision Making and Score Preparation

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Earlier editions of the textbook by Paul Harker, Basic Materials in Music Theory, may be used in place of the edition listed. Students must pass all the assignments and exams to pass the course.