Conducting    23:27 on Friday, August 11, 2006          


Are there any books on conducting? I want to learn as much as I can about music and I have not been able to find a book on conducting.


Re: Conducting    06:26 on Thursday, November 16, 2006          

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Posted by Ludwig

Hi there, yes there are many books on conducting - some to do with physical technique (beat-patterns) and some the philosophy and interpretation. Start with Conducting Technique by Brock McElheran - described as for Beginners and Professionals it is perfect for everyone! It does what it says and is clear, helpful, with excellent exercises and diagrams; also relatively cheap (£11, OUP 3rd edition, I think). Rudolf - Grammar of Conducting; Scherchen - Handbook of Conducting are much more advanced, but excellent, too. Depends if you want to conduct choirs, orchestras, bands, etc.? Good luck, Ludwig.


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