[musictlk] question about performing conducted music

Anne Martin amartin at negia.net
Mon Mar 11 18:28:23 CDT 2013


Does anyone think it would work for a blind person to play hand bells?  How
would you be able to tell when to come in on time?
Anne
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kaiti Shelton" <crazy4clarinet104 at gmail.com>
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Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: [musictlk] question about performing conducted music


> Hi,
>
> The breath works really well.  It's a great ensemble technique for
> anything, but for us who can't see the conductor it works really well
> too.  It's so unnoticeable that if they're not doing it already then
> they shouldn't have a problem with doing it if you ask.  Also, I've
> never seen steel drums so I'm not sure how much room they take up or
> how far apart the players are, but in honor bands when the music did
> require a very silent start for whatever reason I've asked the person
> sitting next to me to just tap my foot or something.  It's very
> unnoticeable and it doesn't take either of our hands or mouths off of
> our instruments.  If space would allow for that you could give it a
> try.
>
> On 3/11/13, Koby Cox <kobycox at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What instrument do you play?
>> Koby
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Mar 11, 2013, at 10:47 AM, Aleeha Dudley <blindcowgirl1993 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>     I'm in a university steel band and this semester, we are
>>> performing some classical music that will be conducted with visual
>>> cues rather than audio ones. Steel bands normally perform with the
>>> director giving the band a 4 count audio cue into the piece. However,
>>> with this music, movements from Vivaldi's the four seasons, as well as
>>> a Bach fugue and some others, is all conducted visually, with a nod of
>>> the head before the band is supposed to play. Does anyone have any
>>> suggestions as to how I can come in on time with the rest of the band
>>> and somehow get the same information from the conductor as everyone
>>> else?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Aleeha
>>>
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