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The Anatomy of Conducting

Architecture & Essentials (3 hours)

By James Jordan / Eugene M. Corporon

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Architecture & Essentials (3 hours). Composed by James Jordan / Eugene M. Corporon. Music Education. DVD. 72 pages. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-DVD-745).

Item Number: GI.G-DVD-745

A ground-breaking DVD from two recognized leaders!

For the first time, two of America's most respected conductors--instrumental and choral--enter into a collaboration, using cutting-edge technology to illustrate their teaching principles for learning the basics of conducting technique.

Through insightful masterclass dialogue, unique multi-angle video demonstrations, and state-of-the-art motion capture animation, conductors will be able to study the gesture of both renowned conductors. Revolutionary graphics show the skeletal movement of each conductor in real-time to give conductors an in-depth and accurate picture of body mechanics and architecture. Topics covered on this DVD include:

Basic conducting patterns in legato and marcato for all basic meters
Conducting with and without a baton
Extensive demonstration of preparatory gestures
Explanation of the architecture of conducting
Body Mapping principles applied to conducting
Discussions on Sound Shaping and Sound Morphology
Unique interactive menu allows conductors to study conducting patterns from several angles
This DVD is a complete tutorial for basic conducting technique as taught and demonstrated by two of America's master teachers and conductors.

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