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The baton: a conductor’s tool

The baton: a conductor’s tool

How do you choose a baton? Does the baton grip matter? Which do orchestral players prefer, conductors who use it, or those who do not?

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What is the purpose of a conductor?

What is the purpose of a conductor?

Any breath a conductor takes, any movement has an impact on the orchestra players and on their sound. This simple concept makes a real difference when someone steps on the podium.

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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.

Harold Farberman

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