Summary Technique 1

In this section we have:

  • Considered the importance of posture, both in terms of how musicians perceive the conductor and the conductor’s own health and wellbeing
  • Learned about the preparatory gesture; its importance in conveying to musicians how to play as well as when to play; and the effect this gesture can have on the musicians
  • Explored basic patterns for 2, 3 and 4 beats in a bar and how to apply those to staccato and legato characters
  • Applied these beat patterns to the first three workbook exercises
  • Begun to consider the role of the non-baton hand

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