Course | Conducting I Pass the Baton


"Break free from rules and patterns and use the music to your advantage to make and build your own technique."

Take your conducting to the next level by learning how to break patterns in a logical and practical way: you will learn how to look at a score from a different point of view, building your technique from the music itself, and becoming much more effective in your conducting. Content:

  • Body, baton placement and baton grip; pulse.
  • B​asic baton strokes and strokes to be avoided.
  • 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12 patterns
  • The left hand:​ cues, solos, dynamics, color change; practical examples: Tchaikovsky's Symphony n.6 and Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Cueing: ​preparation and release
  • Tempo ​choices and tempo changing: accelerando, rallentando, and unexpected tempo changes.
  • Upbeat and mixed meters​; starting an orchestra on an off-beat. Practical examples: Beethoven's Symphony n.5 and Copland's Appalachian spring.
  • Breaking the patterns - part 1:​ how to create your technique while analyzing a score based on the length and character of the notes, dynamic regions, orchestration, pitch registration
  • Breaking the patterns - part 2 (​two videos ​ ): ​Beethoven's Symphony n.1, Mozart's Symphony n.40, Tchaikovsky's Symphony n.6, Mahler's Symphony n.6
  • Rehearsal talk: ​how to address an orchestra

11 videos, practical exercises, actionable tips, and side-by-side scores for a detailed analysis

Instructor Gianmaria Griglio

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Course | Conducting I Pass the Baton ultima modifica: da iClassical Foundation

Language ENGLISH


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