BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Organ Performance

Level 3



$ 150.00

Instructor: R Don Cook DMA
Credits: 0.00

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Internship or externship in creating, performing, producing, or teaching applications of major course work.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: History & Development of the Organ
Lesson 2: Types of Organ Registration and Musical Texture
Lesson 3: Chorus Registration
Lesson 4: Hymn Registration
Lesson 5: Solo and Accompaniment Registration
Lesson 6: Trio Registration
Lesson 7: The Process of Registrational Decision Making and Registration Mechanics
Lesson 8: Music Theory: Definitions and the Structure of Tonality
Lesson 9: Historical Styles in Organ Building and Registration: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands
Lesson 10: Music Theory: Triads in Root Position-Doubling and Spacing
Lesson 11: Music Theory: Triads in Root Position-Voice Leading
Lesson 12: Historical Styles in Organ Building and Registration: J. S. Bach
Lesson 13: Music Theory: Triads in First and Second Inversion

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.


Due to the numerous options presented in this course, books and scores should be ordered only after consultation with your local organ instructor. (The average cost for these materials is between $100 and $200.) Students must pass all the assignments and exams to pass the course.