Pass the baton
Conducting technique articles
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
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.
Choosing the tempo is already a big challenge for a conductor. What if you need to change the tempo, instantly or gradually? How do you do it technically?
How do you address an orchestra efficiently? What should you avoid? Rehearsal time is precious: here are some tips on how to get the most out of it.
From colors to solos, there is a world of opportunities that gives the conductor’s left hand a chance to create a technique that is really unique.
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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.