The modern conductor: a college text on conducting based on the technical principles of Nicolai Malko as set forth in his The conductor and his baton
Extensively refined and updated, this new edition on conducting posits that conducting is atime-space art. It builds basic book techniques and includes additional band scores excerpts, placed in proximity with the classic repertoire. The text adds new baton timing techniques, and shows the relationships of time, speed, and motion. Key words and principles are highlighted in boldface or italics. This book states a new principle regarding gesture-speed as related to dynamics and phrasing. Drills to train the mind and hands simultaneously are presented. Complete diagrams, all time-beating patterns, and logical classification of expressive gestures are included. Offers manual-technique photo illustrations and a wealth of music examples that show the application of techniques. Features an extensive appendix that includes seating charts, language tables (scores), less common terms, and an outline of musical form to aid in score study. For musicians.
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accent Adagio Allegro Alto Alto Clarinet Andante audience B-flat band bass bassoon baton beat-point Beethoven Boosey & Hawkes Chapter choral conductor chord chorus clarinet clef composer conductor Copyright crescendo dead gesture diminuendo downbeat dynamic eighth note ensemble Example fast tempo fermata Figure finger French horn gesture of syncopation ictus instruments J J J J left hand legato Malko marked melded melody metronome move musicians Nicolai Malko notated octave orchestra Overture measures palm percussion performance phrase piano pitch play players preparatory beat rebound Recommended Reference Readings rehearsal rest rhythm rhythmic right hand score second beat second measure singing slurred solo soloist soprano soprano clarinet sound speed of motion spiccato staccato stick stop strings sustained tones Symphony takt technique tempo tenuto tenuto gesture Three time-beating time-beating pattern Timpani Training Exercise transposing instruments transposition Trombone upward Viola violins voices wrist written