MUS336 Spring 2014
Text & Materials Outline


Text
Basic Conducting Techniques

by Joseph Labuta

I. Conducting Technique

1. the baton [to use or not]

a. preparation, b. downbeat, c. release

2. beat patterns

a. tempo, b. dynamics, c. basic styles

3. preparation & releases

a. all counts

4. fractional beat preparation

5. divided meters

6. musical styles

7. the fermata

8. the cue

9. the left hand

10. asymmetrical
a changing meters

II. Score Preparation

1. analysis

2. score preparation

3. instrumental rehearsal

4. choral rehearsal

Materials Outline
[as prepared by Peter LaRue]

No. 01 General Thoughts & Considerations - The Art of Conducting
No. 02 Basic Conducting Posture/Position - Conducting Basics
No. 03 Conducting Patterns - Practice Exercises

No. 04 Preparatory Beats & Releases

No. 05 Terms to Know

No. 06 Transpositions - Orchestral & Wind Instruments

No. 07 Fermatas

No. 08 Rehearsal Techniques - Planning/Preparation

No. 09 Non-Verbal Gestures

No. 10 Score Preparation & Study

No. 11 Selection of Literature - Program Preparation

No. 12 Warm-Up - Beginning of Rehearsal Strategies

No. 13 Overtone Series & Pitch Considerations

No. 14 General Philosophy Statements