Conducting Week 2 Notes
Conducting Week 2 Notes MUSC 329 001
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Julia Parenti on Thursday February 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MUSC 329 001 at Towson University taught by Dr. Christopher Cicconi in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Basic Choral and Instrumental Conducting in Music at Towson University.
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Date Created: 02/25/16
Conducting Week 2 Notes How do you conduct? Eyes Use of your entire body Fundamentals Point of beat Tempo Dynamics Cut off Vertical axis Horizontal axis Sagittal Axis Focal Point vs Non Focal Point Conducting Focal Point Ictus is in the same place for every beat Helpful during faster tempos and staccato pieces More difficult to be expressive using focal point NonFocal Point Ictus is in different spots for each beat Helpful during slower and legato passages More difficult to conduct staccato using nonfocal point Legato Conducting Utilize horizontal axis more Nonfocal point conducting style Staccato Conducting Utilize vertical axis more Focal point conducting style is easier What does the prep into beat 1 show? Tempo Style Dynamics Where the ictus will be Decoding Instrumentation Before Purchasing A Score Standard Orchestra 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 1 Timp Perc Str Flute oboe clarinet bassoon saxophone – horn trumpet trombone euph tuba – timpani – perc – strings Standard Band 3(1.2. pic) 3 (1.2. eh) 6 (1.2.3.ebcl.bcl.cbcl) 3 (1.2.cbs) 4 (aatb) 4 4(1.2.pic.fghn) 3 (2.3.btb) 9 2 Timp 6perc hp pn db 3 flutes: flute 1,2, piccolo 3 oboes: oboe 1,2, english horn 6 clarinets: clarinet 1,2,3,Eb clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet 3 bassoons: bassoon 1,2, contrabass bassoon 4 saxophones: alto, alto, tenor, bari 4 horns 4 trumpets: trumpet 1,2,piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn 3 trombones: trombone 1,2, bass trombone 9 euphoniums 2 tubas Timpani 6 percussion parts Harp Piano Double bass Levels of Music 4 5 grade: .51 Middle School: 23 (maybe 4) High School: 45 J.W. Pepper Scale VE = .51 E = 2 ME = 3 M = 4 MA = 5 A = 6 C = Collegiate
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