Basic Organ Skills

Basic Organ Skills
Class instruction in organ for nonmusic majors.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 115
Course Outcomes

Hymn Playing

Students will be able to prepare and play four-part hymns to a high standard.


Students will be able to know and apply basic principles of organ registration and construction.


Students will be able to listen in both practice and performance for perfect legato, precise releases, and independence of line.


Students will be able to use the standard legato manual and pedal techniques fluently, and to play simple pedal parts in combination with elementary manual parts.


Students will learn to use efficient practice techniques.


To experience (primarily through listening) a wide range of organ repertoire with three main goals: 1) identify registrational characteristics, 2) identify pieces of interest for future learning, and 3) distinguish between that which might be appropriate for worship and that which is appropriate for concert use.