Conducting Articles

Conducting technique: how to break patterns

3 ways to break a conducting pattern: registration, strokes types and body placement – resulting from pitch, notes’ length and dynamics and orchestration

How to practice conducting at home

How do orchestra conductors practice home? With time one learns to articulate musical thoughts but in the beginning it’s good to have a few tips…

Body and baton placement

The orchestra can judge conductors even before they lift the baton: good body posture and baton placement are an excellent starting point

How to give a cue: preparation and release for orchestra and singers

Giving a cue is one of the conductor’s jobs. A clear cue consists of 2 parts: preparation and release. Eye contact, as well as breathing, is crucial.

How to practice conducting at home

How to practice conducting at home

How do orchestra conductors practice home? With time one learns to articulate musical thoughts but in the beginning it’s good to have a few tips…

Body and baton placement

Body and baton placement

The orchestra can judge conductors even before they lift the baton: good body posture and baton placement are an excellent starting point

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