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The Science & Psychology of Music PerformanceCreative Strategies for Teaching and Learning$
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Richard Parncutt and Gary McPherson

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195138108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138108.001.0001

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Rehearsing and Conducting

Rehearsing and Conducting

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(p.335) 21 Rehearsing and Conducting
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The Science & Psychology of Music Performance
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Harry E. Price

James L. Byo

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138108.003.0021

This chapter discusses the role of conducting and rehearsal behaviors in establishing an appropriate and effective rehearsal atmosphere. Situations in which conductors provide predominantly positive feedback result in better attitudes, attention, and performance. Fast paced rehearsals are usually the most effective, and comprise frequent and generally brief episodes of teacher talk and ensemble performance. Enthusiastic or dynamic rehearsing features stark contrasts of behavior at optimal times — loud and soft talk, expressive and neutral conducting, group and individual eye contact. Rehearsals should be structured to include processes of diagnosis, prescription, presentation, monitoring, and feedback, with brisk paced and clear directions. Essentially, a conductor should focus on making verbalizations efficient and keeping them to a minimum, while enhancing nonverbal behaviors to include large amounts of eye contact and clear and unambiguous conducting gestures.

Keywords:   rehearsals, conducting, conductors

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