Conducting Basics III - Beat Patterns
Solidify & Troubleshoot Simple and Complex Beat Patterns
Review and refine your fundamentals.
Conducting Basics - Beat Patterns will equip you to clearly and accurately conduct:
- Simple meters of 2, 3 and 4 beats (2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 2/2, 3/2, 4/2 etc)
- Meters of 5 and 6 beats in all possible groupings (5/4, 6/4)
- Compound meters (6/8, 9/8, 12/8)
- Compound meters with 1 in the bar (3/4 in 1, 3/8 in )
- Mixed irregular meters in all possible groupings (5/8, 7/8, 11/8) etc
You will learn the principles behind:
- clearly conducting any simple, compound, mixed or irregular meter
- how the parts of the beat influence ensemble time, regularity and precision
- maintaining tempo and internal pulse in shifting meters
Become a better conductor.
How do you conduct 5/8 again?
Wish you could go back in time and watch those lessons as often as you want? With lifetime access to the course, you can watch the instructional videos as many times as you want, whenever you want. You can even rewind to just watch one single gesture.
Or perhaps you've never had any conducting training, but you've been thrust in front of an ensemble as part of your job. Where do you even begin?
Solve real-world problems immediately.
- Band can't negotiate 5/8?
- Orchestra slowing down in a waltz?
- Having trouble getting the music over the bar line and making phrases?
Find the solutions to common physical problems you might have noticed, but not know how to address.
Solve your nagging issues.
Do you have musical issues that constantly crop up in your rehearsals, time and time again? Perhaps you've noticed the ensemble always slow down when playing music in 1. Maybe your ensemble always cuts off the last note of every bar, preventing phrases from connecting across the bar line. Or you're wondering how you can help the ensemble to just watch more.
Find the conducting solutions to common musical problems.
Many of these common musical issues can be solved with tweaks to your conducting gestures. The result? Better ensembles, new positive habits, and more efficient rehearsals.
Be more expressive.
We often begin as conductors like musicians - focussing on the nuts and bolts of technique, without having anything musical to say. For a while, this works as we focus on how to wave our stick. But with more experience on the podium, we come up with ideas and emotions we want to express, but we no longer remember the tools and techniques needed to share them.
In the course, you'll discover the basic processes and principles behind each gesture and how it will influence the ensemble's sound. So once you know what sound you want, you'll be equipped with exactly how to show it in your conducting.
More time making music, less time talking.
Great conducting is great rehearsing.
In demand internationally as a clinician, guest conductor and lecturer, Ingrid is renowned for her ability to lead ensembles to deeper, meaningful musical performances. She has spent the last 15 years leading transformative musical experiences for musicians in schools, universities and community ensembles.
Committed to conductor education, she has served as State President of the Australian Band & Orchestra Directors' Association (ABODA), taught conducting to graduate students at the University of Melbourne, and continues provides individual tuition to hundreds of teachers through private tuition, festivals and competitions across Australia.