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ERIC Number: EJ1123956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Conducting Expressively: Navigating Seven Misconceptions That Inhibit Meaningful Connection to Ensemble and Sound
Snyder, Courtney
Music Educators Journal, v103 n2 p47-52 Dec 2016
When expressivity (ignited by imagination) is incorporated into the learning process for both the conductor (teacher) and player (student), the qualities of movement, communication, instruction, and ensemble sound all change for the better, often with less work. Expressive conducting allows the conductor to feel more connected to the music and the players; it can also result in better ensemble sound. There are, however, inhibitors to expressive conducting that break down gestural communication, waste rehearsal time, inhibit creativity in performance, and influence ensemble sound for the worse. This article identifies seven misconceptions and offers practical solutions.
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Language: English
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