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.
It’s one of the key aspects of conducting technique: the pulse. How do you control it?
Visual Score Study: how to look at the score from a technical point of view and improve your conducting studying
3 ways to break a conducting pattern: registration, strokes types and body placement – resulting from pitch, notes’ length and dynamics and orchestration
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…
The orchestra can judge conductors even before they lift the baton: good body posture and baton placement are an excellent starting point
A FREE video series with an analysis of structure, phrasing, and, of course, conducting tips of repertoire works: from Mozart to Brahms, from Beethoven to Debussy. A new episode every week!
Pass the baton
10 chapters, 11 videos, practical exercises, and examples with scores: this video course produced for iClassical-Academy will show you, through a bar-by-bar analysis of excerpts ranging from Mozart to Mahler and Copland, how to build your own technique in the most logical and effective way.
Gianmaria Griglio is an intelligent, exceptional musician. There is no question about his conducting abilities: he has exceptionally clear baton technique that allows him to articulate whatever decisions he has made about the music.