The Art of Conducting Technique: A New Perspective

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Alfred Music, Nov 27, 1999 - Music - 304 pages
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A fresh, original look at the art of conducting, including Pattern Cubes, which is a three-dimensional system for charting baton movement. Through this book, both the aspiring and the experienced conductor will benefit from Harold Farberman's experience and ideas.
 

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Contents

Chapter OneThe Conductors Space
1
the upper arm the forearm the wrist the fingers
21
Part Three
34
Present day patterns a two dimensional view Basic arm positions when forming strokes
48
Chapter NineLegato and Staccato Patterns
49
The Golden Rule Making upbeats to the first beat Positions of preparatory beats on all beats
71
Examples of new beat patterns with diagrams and pitch lines
86
Chapter SixteenPart Two of the PatternCube Continued
99
Chapter NineteenCueing
117
The two parts of the hold The right and left hand duties for making the hold and the cutoff
133
Chapter Twenty ThreeTempo
146
Tempo modification accelerando and rallentando The effect of momentum in tempo transitions Metric
160
The importance of syllables vocal freedom and baton motion in the elongated stroke Accompanying
173
Stravinsky Rite of Spring
239
Bibliography
289
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left hand indications for forte crescendo and diminuendo
116

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