Basic Conducting Techniques

Basic Conducting Techniques

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For one/two-semester junior-level conducting courses in department of Music.Designed for use with mixed classes of instrumental and choral music majors, this competency-based student workbook provides sound and practical hands-on procedures for beginning and advanced conducting students. It features a broad repertory of musical excerpts, and-since most are reduced to a four-part format-students can practice conducting skills and rehearsal techniques at each class meeting. The workbook promotes self-directed learning by challenging students to attempt conducting techniques as they arise in the music.
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  • Spiral bound | 339 pages
  • 217.9 x 276.6 x 22.1mm | 786.28g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 4th edition
  • 0130852961
  • 9780130852960

Table of contents

Introduction. I. CONDUCTING TECHNIQUE. 1. The Baton, Preparation, Downbeat, and Release. 2. Beat Patterns and Preparations in Tempo, Dynamic, and Basic Style. 3. Preparations and Releases for All Counts. 4. Fractional Beat Preparations. 5. Divided Meters. 6. Conducting Musical Styles. 7. The Fermata. 8. The Cue. 9. The Left Hand. 10. Asymmetrical and Changing Meters. 11. Tempo Changes and Accompanying. II. SCORE PREPARATION AND REHEARSAL TECHNIQUE. 12. Analysis and Score Preparation. 13. The Instrumental Rehearsal. 14. The Choral Rehearsal. III. MUSICAL EXCERPTS. 15. Chapters One through Twelve. APPENDICES. A. Competencies for the Beginning Conducting Class. B. Student Evaluation. C. Chart of Transpositions and Clefs. D. Full Score Instrumentation and Foreign Equivalents. E. Counting Drills for Uneven Meters. F. Musical Style Chart. Selected References. Index of Musical Excerpts.
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