From the Back Cover
This competency-based workbook provides sound and practicalhands-onprocedures for beginning and advanced conducting enthusiasts. It features a broad repertory of musical excerpts, and-since most are reduced to a four-part format-users can practice conducting skills and rehearsal techniques readily. The workbook and accompanying media disc promoteself-directed learningby challenging users to attempt conducting techniques as they arise in the music. Audio examples and full scores are provided on the media disc.The workbook details conducting techniques including the baton, beat patterns, fractional beat preparations, the fermata, asymmetrical and changing meters, tempo changes and accompanying. It also outlines score preparation and rehearsal technique and provides musical excerpts.For individuals interested in learning the finer points of musical conducting.