Basic Conducting Techniques is a practical and innovative textbook that provides sound, time tested procedures and material for the beginning conducting class. Students and professors have responded enthusiastically to the hands-on, conductor competency approach of this student–oriented textbook with its clearly stated objectives and performance tests. The 6th ed. has an accompanying media disc with model audio examples of all excerpts and full scores to help students prepare and rehearse scores that may be packaged with the text at no additional charge.
New edition of a text that provides practical hands-on procedures, techniques, guidance, and materials for the beginning conducting class. Labuta, an experienced musician and educator (Wayne State U.), employs a broad repertory of musical excerpts and scores, most of them reduced to four-part format, that enable students to work with an ensemble of class members to practice conducting and rehearsal techniques at each class meeting. Excerpts include orchestral materials, band scores, as well as choral music excerpts, scores, and rehearsal techniques. A new feature is the inclusion of specific instructions identifying problems that must be solved in order to master conducting skills for the selected examples. Wire spiral binding. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)