[musictlk] question about performing conducted music

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Tue Mar 12 01:04:23 CDT 2013


Kaiti,
That's a good technique, too. I hadn't thought of that, but that's good!
-Andy

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From: musictlk [mailto:musictlk-bounces at nfbnet.org]On Behalf Of Kaiti
Shelton
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 3:38 PM
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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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