2.5 Summary

In this section we have:

  • Looked at the importance of active & passive beats, how differentiating between them helps to prevent confusion for the musicians, and how they can be used to show rests and in accompanying soloists
  • Explored the challenges of conducting in 2 and in 1, and how to avoid potential problems caused by too much rebound in the beat
  • Seen the importance of being clear for the musicians to the side of you, as well as those in front
  • Looked at how to start pieces which don’t begin on the first beat of the measure
  • Begun to explore giving information about articulation in gestures

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