BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Organ Performance

Level 3



$ 579.00

Instructor: R Don Cook DMA
Credits: 3.00

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

Course Content:

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