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The Craft of Conducting

Season 1

Denise Ham's established instructional video course in the craft of conducting. The technique demonstrated is applicable to orchestras, choirs, bands at all levels, from children to amateur to professional level. The course is based on the principles of the Toscanini/Barzan technique and shows the student how to convey their intention clearly and expressively through the baton.

Starring
Denise Ham
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1. Introduction; Lesson One - Stance

This series shares the technique of conducting; the art of communication through gesture. Lesson one focusses on poise and balance.

Language: English Runtime: 4 minutes Release date: 1 January 2008
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2. Lesson Two - Arms

Arm exercises, hand positioning and breathing, feeling the sound.

Language: English Runtime: 12 minutes Release date: 1 January 2008
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3. Lesson Three - Control of the Sound

Lifting and transferring the sound, and placing the sound. Music: Chopin - C minor and A major Preludes

Language: English Runtime: 13 minutes Release date: 1 January 2008
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4. Lesson Four - Beating Patterns

Establishing a secure yet flexible foundation of the basic patterns.

Language: English Runtime: 14 minutes Release date: 1 January 2008
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5. Lesson Five - Creating Accents

Breathing is important in creating accents. The aim is strength, energy and character - not hardness.

Language: English Runtime: 10 minutes Release date: 1 January 2008
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6. Lesson Six - The Baton

The conductor's instrument. The aim is that the baton should be a means of communicating the music - not just an implement you hold.

Language: English Runtime: 2 minutes Release date: 1 January 2008
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7. Lesson Seven - The Left Hand

The principles are that you do not have to move the left hand in order to use it' the left hand is not for 'cueing'; its function is to reinforce what you are asking through the baton.

Language: English Runtime: 5 minutes Release date: 1 January 2008
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8. Lesson Eight - Beating Patterns with the Baton, with musical examples

How the individual elements of the technique are put together to convey the music.

Language: English Runtime: 18 minutes Release date: 1 January 2008
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Product details

Starring Denise Ham
Season year 2008
Network Denise Ham
Producers James Montgomery FRSA, Denise Ham
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Format Prime Video (streaming online video)
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