Lesson 11

Hymn Registration in Congregational Singing

This is the last of six organ registration lessons which should be completed in order. You may begin this lesson after completing Lesson 10. Registration lessons should be studied concurrently with technique and music theory lessons, and while preparing one of the played assignments.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply the principles of organ registration learned thus far, particularly chorus registration, to the registration of hymns for congregational singing.
  2. Use registration to encourage more participation in hymn singing.
  3. Adapt organ registration to the needs of various congregations.

Reading Assignment

OrganTutor Online

In OrganTutor Online, study the following lessons: “Hymn Playing--Registration” and reviewing other Organ Registration lessons as needed - particularly "Chorus Registration." Take notes in the “OrganTutor Organ 101 Lesson Objectives” section of the workbook. As you study, set a goal to internalize each concept thoroughly. Test your understanding by answering the Quick Review questions at the end of each OrganTutor concept and by taking the end-of-lesson tests, reviewing as needed.

The OrganTutor Workbook

As a supplemental resource, refer to the "Guidelines for Hymn Registration in Congregational Singing" section in the OrganTutor Workbook, and other Registration sections as needed - particularly "Chorus Registration."