“New Music Training Video Makes Conducting Easy,” Ensign, June 1988, 80
A new music training videotape gives step-by-step instructions on conducting hymns and includes two short presentations on organ fundamentals.
Designed for the beginner, the “How to Conduct a Hymn” segment presents basic information that is also useful to those with more experience. The 42-minute-long presentation demonstrates standard conducting patterns, shows how to begin and end a hymn, and illustrates other techniques required to lead music.
In addition to providing valuable training for ward and stake music directors, this video is also suitable for youth classes, Relief Society classes, prospective missionaries, children’s groups, and families.
Another segment of the new training video is “Organ Fundamentals,” a 16-minute introduction to the organ. Produced in 1972, it offers instruction on effective organ playing, including manual and pedal technique.
“Organ Registration (Your Own Orchestra)” is a 1972 slide presentation adapted for the music training video. This 14-minute segment explains the various stops on the organ, and shows how to register (create effective sound combinations).
The music training video (VNVV042A) is available through the Salt Lake Distribution Center, 1999 West 1700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104. It sells for $6.00.