Conducting Technique: For Beginners and Professionals

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Oxford University Press, 1989 - Music - 134 pages
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TOC: Inspiration -- Other Studies -- Conducting Technique, General -- The Baton -- Odds and Ends -- Beat Patterns, Theory -- Beat Patterns, Specific -- The Left Hand -- Dynamics, Accents, Phrasing, Tempo, Character -- Cues -- Off-Beat Cues, Accents, and Syncopations -- Conducting to Records -- More Odds and Ends -- Starts and Stops -- Subdivision and Merging -- Moulding the Music -- Fermatas -- Ears -- Nerves -- Thoughts on Interpretation -- Some Rehearsal Suggestions -- Solos and Recitatives -- Changing Beat Units -- The Avant-Garde -- The Concert -- Non-Musical Chores.

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Brock McElheran is a graduate of the University of Toronto [B.A., Mus.B.] and Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at the Crane School of Music, State University College of Arts & Science, Potsdam, New York. He is Director of the Saratoga-Potsdam Choral Institute.

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