Accompanying Others


This section contains information on learning basic music skills, playing the organ, and accompanying singing with the piano, organ, or guitar.

Basic Music Skills

Learn to play the hymns with step-by-step instructions and audio examples.

Beginning pianists and organists can learn to adapt hymn accompaniments and identify some hymns that are easy to play.

  • Keyboard Accompaniment Guidelines

Playing the Organ

The Manual-only Hymns for Organists provides an “emergency preparedness kit” for beginning organists.

Convert the three-voice hymns from Manual-only Hymns for Organists to preludes or postludes.

A BYU online organ tutorial course can benefit Church members with piano skills who have been called by priesthood leaders to serve as unit organists.

Organ segments from Music Training video

  • Organ Fundamentals
  • Organ Registration

Find instructions for using existing Church organs.

Guitar Accompaniment

Information on accompanying songs with the guitar includes a simple chord chart.