On Becoming a Conductor: Lessons and Meditations on the Art of Conducting

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2007 - Music - 167 pages
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Contains no conducting patterns and no advice on how to conduct any piece. This book focuses on the skills, knowledge and experiences needed to become and function as a conductor-teacher.
 

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Contents

Essential Knowledge Skills
1
Dedication Work Ethic and ModelsMentors
8
Selecting LiteratureProgrammingReading
15
Skills Needed for Reading and Inner Hearing
23
Score Study
31
Marking the Score
38
Realizing the MusicRole of Integrity Imagination
47
Creativity and ImaginationConducting Technique
63
Seating Arrangements
105
Amount of Rehearsal Time
114
Study Repertoire
121
Evaluation Maturation and Reflection
127
Continuous Personal GrowthDevelopment
135
Music and the ArtsThe ConductorTeachers Role
141
Postscript and a Poem
147
Bibliography and Recommended Books
154

Conducting TechniqueGestures of Expression
69
ConductorPlayer RelationshipThe Art
77
Rehearsal Planning and ExecutionConducting
83
Rehearsal Considerations
95
DVDs for Conductors
160
About the Author
166
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