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Music Department
Advanced Conducting: Music 336
Dr. Peter LaRue

Conducting Patterns
[for practice, growth and enjoyment]

The purpose of those exercises which follow is to provide a framework for your growing conducting skills. Always do a solid preparatory beat, hold and good release/cut-off at the beginning/end of each exercise. These exercises will be most helpful when the are practiced and used regularly.

#1:   2M of 4/4 (legato); 2M of 4/4 (marcato); repeat; MM=92 [use f and p]

#2:   2M of 3/4 (legato); 2M of 3/4 (marcato); repeat; MM=92 [use f and p]

#3:   2M of 4/4 (legato); 2M of 3/4 (legato);
2M of 4/4 (marcato); 2M of 3/4 (marcato); MM=92 [use f and p]

#4:   2M of 2/4 (legato); 2M of 3/4 (legato);
2M of 4/4 (legato); 2M of 3/4 (legato); MM=92 [use f and p]  

#5:   2M of 7/8 (2+2+3); 2M of 7/8 (3+2+2);
2M of 7/8 (2+2+3); 2M of 7/8 (3+2+2); MM=92 [use f and p]  

#6:   4M of 2/4 (light); 2M of 4/4 (legato);
4M of 2/4 (light); 2M of 4/4 (legato); MM=92 [use f and p]  

#7:   4M of 3/4 (legato); 4M of 2/4 (light);
4M of 3/4 (legato); 4M of 2/4 (light); MM=92 [use f and p]       

#8:   4M of 4/4 (marcato); 4M of 3/4 (legato);
4M of 4/4 (marcato); 4M of 3/4 (legato); MM=92 [use f and p]  

#9:   4M of 7/8 (2+2+3‑light); 4M of 4/4 (legato);
4M of 7/8 (3+2+2‑light); 4M of 4/4 (legato); MM=92 [use f and p]
 

Discussion & Practice

Active & Passive Gestures

basic two pattern

basic three pattern

basic four pattern