Upbeat Downbeat: Basic Conducting Patterns and Techniques

Item Number: 068-743-1913
Manufacturer SKU: 9780687431915

Written for new directors or the director wanting more training Contains illustrations and diagrams to covey key concepts Written by one of America's most respected choral conducting instructors Will help music leaders become more comfortable with this difficult area of music leadership Will give directors a higher level of confidence with their church choir

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Conducting is a multifaceted craft that includes ear training, vocal, training, conducting techniques, rehearsal techniques, performance practice, music theory, and music history--not to mention basic leadership and group dynamics. It can also be an art that will consume a lifetime of study and practice. Many people have skills in some of these areas, but it is the rare person who has mastered every facet of this complex craft. The scope of this book is to address only the physical skills, the one area that most people can master relatively quickly, regardless of their skill level in other areas.

Abingdon Press is an imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House, in operation since 1789. In the early 1920s, Abingdon began publishing a wide array of high-caliber academic, professional, inspirational, and life-affirming religious literature to enrich church communities across the globe. Now beginning its ninth decade, Abingdon Press has a commitment to providing the best, most effective religious publications available.

  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Author: Sandra Willetts
  • Pages: 78
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 1993

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