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Modern Conductor

ISBN-10: 0135944589
ISBN-13: 9780135944585
Edition: 5th
List price: $62.00
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Description: Extensively refined and updated, this new edition on conducting posits that conducting is atime-space art. It builds basic book techniques and includes additional band scores excerpts, placed in proximity with the classic repertoire. The text adds  More...

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Book details

List price: $62.00
Edition: 5th
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Extensively refined and updated, this new edition on conducting posits that conducting is atime-space art. It builds basic book techniques and includes additional band scores excerpts, placed in proximity with the classic repertoire. The text adds new baton timing techniques, and shows the relationships of time, speed, and motion. Key words and principles are highlighted in boldface or italics. This book states a new principle regarding gesture-speed as related to dynamics and phrasing. Drills to train the mind and hands simultaneously are presented. Complete diagrams, all time-beating patterns, and logical classification of expressive gestures are included. Offers manual-technique photo illustrations and a wealth of music examples that show the application of techniques. Features an extensive appendix that includes seating charts, language tables (scores), less common terms, and an outline of musical form to aid in score study. For musicians.

The Art of Conducting, by Eugene Ormandy
Technique
So You Want to Be a Conductor?
The Conductor: Basic Time-Beating
The Baton
Two, One, Six, Five, and Subdivided Beats
The Expressive Gestures
Phrasing, Tempo Changes, Endings
Developing the Left Hand
The Fermata
Fast FIVES, SEVENS—Twentieth-Century Innovations
Melding and Psychological Conducting
The Virtuoso Technique
Score Study
Clefs and Transpositions
Instrumental Conducting: Orchestra and Band Scores
Choral Conducting
Applied Musicianship: Band, Orchestra, Chorus
Memorizing the Score; Performing the Score
Appendices
Seating Charts
Instrumentation
Classification of Bowings
Synopsis of Musical Form
Terminology for the Conductor
The Training Exercises in Sequence
Bibliography
Indexes

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