Basic Conducting Techniques

7th Edition

Joseph A. Labuta, Wendy K. Matthews

Published August 14, 2017
Textbook - 290 Pages
ISBN 9781138656987 - CAT# Y229363

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Basic Conducting Techniques, Seventh Edition, provides a clear and intelligible introduction to the art of conducting an ensemble. Over the course of fourteen chapters, the authors explicate the elements of conducting, supplementing their teachings with an extensive selection of musical examples from the classical repertoire. Practical and innovative, clear and approachable, this text illuminates the essential skills a beginning conductor should develop to lead and rehearse a performing group.

This new edition features:

  • chapters rewritten to highlight important information and show connections between different sections
  • a new chapter on expressive conducting, consisting of expanded and updated content
  • select full scores in the "Musical Excerpts" section
  • excerpts with transpositions for each chapter, allowing easy access for class performance
  • a new companion website, which includes the scores and transpositions for all musical excerpts, audio recordings of the excerpts, and demonstration videos modeling specific techniques for each chapter.

With the beginning conductor in mind, this hands-on, competency-centered approach is appropriate for mixed classes of choral and instrumental music majors, providing indispensable versatility for students and practicing conductors alike. Rooted in decades of teaching and conducting experience, Basic Conducting Techniques is the essential guide to the principles of conducting.


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