Learn How to Conduct Any Hymn
in Just Minutes
Click on the link to see the handout. print it out, then watch the video.    
Conducting Handout (pdf)

Here are some practice hymns for each of the different beats per measure
and with and without a pickup note.

Each verse will be conducted in a different way
1st verse: only the downbeat is conducted (easiest method)
2nd verse: each beat is conducted
3rd verse: normal or basic pattern
4th verse: two hands and with a wand

Click on the PDF link to see/print out the hymn.
Click on the Video button to hear and see how the hymn can be conducted.

Beats per Measure

No Pickup Notes

With Pickup Notes

2 Beats (2/4)

Hymn #201
Joy to the World
   (hymn pdf)

Hymn #226
Improve the Shining Moments
   (hymn pdf)

2 beats (6/8)

Hymn #117
Come Unto Jesus
   (hymn pdf)

Hymn #207
It Came Upon
the Midnight Clear
   (hymn pdf)

2 beats (2/2)

Hymn #9
Come, Rejoice
   (hymn pdf)

Hymn #211
While Shepherds
Watched Their Flocks
   (hymn pdf)

3 beats (3/4)

Hymn #116
Come, Follow Me
   (hymn pdf)

Hymn #206
Away in a Manager
   (hymn pdf)

4 beats (4/4)

Hymn #203
Angels We Have
Heard on High
   (hymn pdf)

Hymn #208
O Little Town of Bethlehem
   (hymn pdf)

4 beats (unusual beginning)

Hymn #78
God of Our Fathers,
Whose Almighty Hand
   (hymn pdf)

3 beats and 4 beats

Hymn #30
Come, Come Ye Saints
   (hymn pdf)


Hymn #301
I Am a Child of God
   (hymn pdf)