BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Organ Performance

Level 5



$ 150.00

Instructor: R Don Cook DMA
Credits: 0.00

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MUSIC 071, 072, 073, 074 and Instructor approval.


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

Course Content:

Unit 1
Lesson 1: History and Development of the Organ (Review)
Lesson 2: Types of Organ Registration and Musical Texture (Review)
Lesson 3: Chorus Registration (Review)
Lesson 4: Solo and Accompaniment Registration (Review)
Lesson 5: Hymn Registration (Review)
Lesson 6: Trio Registration (Review)
Lesson 7: The Process of Registrational Decision Making and Registration Mechanics
Unit 2
Lesson 8: Music Theory: A Review of Seventh Chords and the Dominant Seventh; Nondominant Seventh Chords
Lesson 9: Historical Styles in Organ Building and Registration: Nineteenth-Century France
Lesson 10: Music Theory: Harmonic Materials Part II-Altered Nonharmonic Tones and Secondary Dominants
Unit 3
Lesson 11: Music Theory: Harmonic Materials Part II-Modulation to Closely Related Keys
Lesson 12: Historical Styles in Organ Building and Registration: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Italy
Lesson 13: Music Theory: Harmonic Materials Part II-Borrowed Chords-Augmented Sixth Chords

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 the student's 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.