From small breaths to longer fermatas, rests give a conductor the opportunity to use a variety of baton strokes.
Conducting technique Articles
The most important single motion for a conductor, the upbeat, holds in itself the indications of tempo, dynamics, and articulation of the first sound the orchestra is going to play
Baton technique – Mixed meters
Mixed meters are an integral part of the conducting technique: what do conductors need to account for in order to make them clear for the players?
Conducting technique: how to break patterns
Different conductors, different strokes One question that often comes up from audience members is: why do conductors'...
How to practice conducting at home
his is one of the most frequently asked questions. How do conductors practice orchestra conducting...
Body and baton placement
he immediate conductor's space is, quite obviously, the podium. The working area is determined by...
How to give a cue: preparation and release for orchestra and singers
conductor's cue is nothing but a signal, a preparation for a musical event. It's how we, as...
Tempo changes in conducting
A tempo is a pace at which a piece is performed. It's one of the big challenges of conducting, both from a musical and...
How to talk to an orchestra during a rehearsal
When you step in front of an orchestra, especially for the first time, you have to convince a number of people of your...
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