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How to conduct accents

How to conduct accents

Accents, just as much as cues, need to be prepared ahead of time. What if you have a fortissimo accent after a pianissimo? Or vice-versa?

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How to conduct rests

How to conduct rests

From small breaths to longer fermatas, rests give a conductor the opportunity to use a variety of baton strokes.

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The upbeat

The upbeat

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

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Baton technique – Mixed meters

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?

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Baton technique – Legato and staccato strokes

Baton technique – Legato and staccato strokes

When music shapes the technique, legato and staccato strokes are a response to a musical articulation. Here are a few pointers on how to practice these strokes.

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