Basic Conducting Techniques / Edition 5

Basic Conducting Techniques / Edition 5

by Joseph A. Labuta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131121081

ISBN-13: 9780131121089

Pub. Date: 06/11/2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The Fifth Edition of Basic Conducting Techniques provides sound, practical, hands-on procedures, techniques, guidance, and materials for the beginning conducting class. Joseph A. Labuta, an experienced musician and educator, employs a broad repertory of musical excerpts and scores, most reduced to four-part format, which enables students to work with an ensemble of

Overview

The Fifth Edition of Basic Conducting Techniques provides sound, practical, hands-on procedures, techniques, guidance, and materials for the beginning conducting class. Joseph A. Labuta, an experienced musician and educator, employs a broad repertory of musical excerpts and scores, most reduced to four-part format, which enables students to work with an ensemble of class members to practice conducting and rehearsal techniques at each class meeting.

Features:

  • Along with each carefully selected example from music literature are specific instructions keyed to the text, identifying conducting problems the student must master to develop conducting skills.
  • Excerpts include orchestral materials, band scores, as well as choral music excerpts, choral scores, and choral rehearsal techniques.
  • Modular format for self-paced learning; provisions for ongoing student evaluation, including rating scales, checklists, and analytical guides.
  • Alternate approaches for use of the materials provided to the instructor.
New to the Fifth Edition:
  • Transposed parts for the musical excerpts in Part III.
  • Examples of score analysis for students to use as models.
  • More detail and elaboration of instruction preceding the excerpts.
  • A Mastery section for challenge and evaluation.
  • Additional photographs to clarify and model techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131121089
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/11/2003
Edition description:
5TH SPRL
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. CONDUCTING TECHNIQUE.

1. The Baton, Preparation, Downbeat, and Release.

2. Beat Patterns and Preparations in Tempo, Dynamic, and Basic Style.

3. Preparations and Releases for All Counts.

4. Fractional Beat Preparations.

5. Divided Meters.

6. Conducting Musical Styles.

7. The Fermata.

8. The Cue.

9. The Left Hand.

10. Asymmetrical and Changing Meters.

11. Tempo Changes and Accompanying.

II. SCORE PREPARATION AND REHEARSAL TECHNIQUE.

12. Analysis and Score Preparation.

13. The Instrumental Rehearsal.

14. The Choral Rehearsal.

III. MUSICAL EXCERPTS.

APPENDICES.

A: Competencies for the Beginning Conducting Class.

B: Student Evaluation.

C: Chart of Transpositions and Clefs.

D: Full Score Instrumentation and Foreign Equivalents.

E: Counting Drills for Uneven Meters.

F: Musical Style Chart.

G: Glossary.

Selected References.

Index of Musical Excerpts.

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