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Conducting Technique

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McElheran believes that an experienced conductor is one in whom detection, diagnosis, and remedy of a problem take place simultaneously. This book gives valuable hints about these three basic conductorial functions from the viewpoint of chorus and orchestra alike. McElheran leads the student toward mastery of the problems at hand, with firmness and gentle humour  Read more
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Conducting Technique

McElheran believes that an experienced conductor is one in whom detection, diagnosis, and remedy of a problem take place simultaneously. This book gives valuable hints about these three basic conductorial functions from the viewpoint of chorus and orchestra alike. McElheran leads the student toward mastery of the problems at hand, with firmness and gentle humour 



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Contents Contents
1Foreword
2Preface to the third edition
3Preface to the revised edition
4Preface to the first edition
5Inspiration
6Other studies
7Conducting technique - general
8The baton
9Odds and ends
10Beat patterns - theory
11Beat patterns - specific
12The left hand
13Dynamics, accents, phrasing, tempo, character
14Cues
15Off-beat cues, accents, and syncopations
16Conducting to records
17More odds and ends
18Starts and stops
19Subdivision and 'merging'
20Moulding the music
21Fermatas
22Ears
23Nerves
24Thoughts and interpretation
25Some rehearsal suggestions
26Solos and recitatives
27Changing beat units
28The avant-garde
29The concert
30Non-musical chores
31On teaching conducting
32Additions and amplifications for the third edition
33Index
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