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Conducting made easy : for directors of amateur musical organizations

Author: Charles J Meek
Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A practictical guide for effective directing.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Meek
ISBN: 0810821672 9780810821675 0810821796 9780810821798
OCLC Number: 18135303
Notes: Includes index.
Description: v, 142 pages : illustrations, music ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Confession: the life of a conductor --
2. Director's responsibility --
3. Mirror perspective : Circle tilt ; Slide view --
4. The right hand : Arm extension ; Wrist action ; The palm of the hand ; The baton --
5. The beat : Tempo ; Geometrical mechanics ; Larger denominations --
6. Beat variation : At the gate ; Starting beat one ; Starting beat two ; Starting beat three ; Starting on off beat ; Off and running ; The winner --
7. The left hand : Holding the hand ; Cueing ; Loud-soft ; Control the unruly ; The release ; Quality control ; Sharing --
8. No-Noes : Decorum ; Distractions ; Technique --
9. Problem traps : Facial expression ; Cueing ; Fermatas ; Music stand --
10. General tricks : Committees ; Confidence ; Take the pitch ; Listening to each other --
11. Technical tricks : Rehearsal time ; Consonants ; Vowels ; Precision ; Hard swipes ; Long hold ; Strain ; Planning --
12. Exercise techniques : Option I ; Option II ; Option III ; Chord changes ; Chord inversions ; Chords in position --
13. Applied techniques : Novelty songs ; Religious songs --
14. Terminology : Notation ; Tempo ; Dynamics ; Instructive terms --
15. Choral history --
16. Orchestral history --
17. Band history --
18. Score reading --
19. The mystique of conducting : Understanding ; Preparation ; Function and duty ; Technique ; Communication.
Responsibility: by Charles J. Meek.

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