The Danger of Beat Patterns

In this lecture you'll learn:

  • How to use patterns as a framework not a straightjacket
  • Why you need to learn the form so you can then adjust it
  • Why no two bars should look the same
  • How to use patterns to support the sound, not the barlines on the page
  • What happens when you are stuck in the beat pattern

Why You Need To Learn It

  • So your conducting has shape, direction and line, personality
  • So we can avoid being boring and repetitive

What Happens If You Don't Learn It

  • Your conducting will appear unmusical and uninspiring
  • You will just be a human metronome
  • Your conducting will be BORING


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