[musictlk] question about performing conducted music

Linda Mentink mentink at frontiernet.net
Mon Mar 11 18:45:58 CDT 2013


I've never played handbells, but you come in when your note or notes 
come in in the musical score. A good ear and good memorization skills 
would be a great advantage. I would think you could do it once you 
got the hang of how to make them ring properly.

Blessings,

Linda

At 06:28 PM 3/11/2013, you wrote:

>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" 
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>Subject: Re: [musictlk] question about performing conducted music
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>>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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