The best English translation of the conducting methodolgy of Professor Ilia Musin, the creator of the "Leningrad/St. Petersburg school of conducting. For the first time English-speaking conducting students, pedagogues, and professional conductors have access to Ilia Musin's legacy. This is a paragon in the fundamental analyses of the advanced techniques of the art of conducting. It is a must have book for this field.
PART I.; Chapter 1: Body Posture; The Functions of the Parts of the Arm; The Baton; Chapter 2: The Conductor's Basic Movements (Preliminary Exercises); Exercises for the Development of Wrist Movements; Exercises for Forearm Movements; Exercises for the Development of Shoulder Movements. Chapter 3: Patterns of Conducting; Patterns of Conducting of Mixed Meters; Mixed Meters and Choosing of the Patterns; Conducting of Complex Asymmetrical Measures; Using Reduced Conducting Pattern; Chapter 4: The Upbeat; The Complete Preparatory Upbeat; Preparation for Performance of the Upbeat and; -Characteristic of Its Movement; One-Pattern Tripled Upbeat; Upbeats for Beats of an Incomplete Measure; Definition of Tempo; Designation of the Sound's Strength by the Upbeat; Suspended Upbeat; The Upbeat and the "Texture" of Sound; The Incomplete Upbeat (An Upbeat to a Partial Beat); Types of Beginnings with Partial Beats; The Role of the Rebound in the Indication of a Partial Beat; Errors Occurring During the Indication of a Partial Beat; Chapter 5: The Intermediary Upbeat; The Definition of the Initial Moment of a Beat within a; -Measure; The Converted Upbeat; The Definition of Tempo and Inner Flow of the Rhythm; Changes in Dynamics; The Incomplete Upbeat within the Measure; The Syncopated Beat; Chapter 6: The Preparatory Upbeat within the Measure; New Intermediary Upbeat; The Emphasized Upbeat; Special Instances of the Emphasized Upbeat's Application; AND MUCH MORE.