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Author Jordan, James Mark, author.

Title Conducting technique etudes : Laban-based etudes for class or individual practice : a practical companion to the The Conductor's Gesture and Evoking Sound / James Jordan ; with exercises by Blake Henson, Gerald Custer ; with CD of recorded etudes, Jonathan Palmer Lakeland.

Publication Info. Chicago : GIA Publications, Inc., [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.45 JOR    Available
Description 1 book (290 pages) ; 28 cm + 1 compact disc (4 3/4 in.)
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CD performed music prm rdacontent
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CD audio s rdamedia
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Note This book offers a new approach to the teaching of conducting, through practice etudes based on harmonic rhythm. The book draws upon the gestural vocabulary of Rudolf Laban, as explored in Jordan's book, The Conductor's Gesture. The book features exercises by Blake Henson and Gerald Custer. The CD presents audio versions of the exercises. With an introduction and bibliography. Two appendices.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-285).
Contents Introduction to the pedagogy of etudes -- A short explanation of the three layers of conducting technique development -- A system of analysis for studying harmonic rhythm -- Does gesture influence sound? Two schools of thought -- Use and study of the harmonic etudes -- Some technique/body mapping reminders -- The Laban rudiments and harmonic etudes -- The basic harmonic rudiments based upon the Laban efforts -- The harmonic etudes -- Practicing the etudes -- Motets (All meter signatures) -- Thinking about harmony -- Appendix I. Laban effort bank -- Appendix II. Rating scales for self-observation.
Performer On accompanying compact disc: Jonathan Palmer Lakeland, piano.
Subject Conducting -- Technique.
Conducting -- Studies and exercises.
Added Author Henson, Blake R., author.
Custer, Gerald, author.
Lakeland, Jonathan Palmer, performer.
Jordan, James Mark. Conductor's gesture.
Jordan, James Mark. Evoking sound.
ISBN 1579999948
Music No. G8419CD GIA Publications, Inc.
G8419 GIA Publications, Inc.

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