Beginner Conducting Lessons

Benjamin Geier

Beginner

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In his beginner conducting lessons, Benjamin Geier invites you to learn how to conduct!

Beginner Conducting Lessons

Learn with Benjamin Geier, an American conducting specialist.

Benjamin Geier proposes you to take his beginner conducting lessons where he teaches you how to conduct an music ensemble or a choir. You will quickly learn how to communicate with the right gestures, body posture and you will be taught several conducting patterns.

At the end of this course, you will practice on the five following pieces:
  • “Ave verum corpus” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • “Gymnopedies 1” by Erik Satie
  • “Requiem” by Brahms
  • “Messa da Requiem – 2.Dies irae” by Verdi
  • “Mass” by Handel

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The main concepts taught

Rehearsal technique

Conducting gestures

Rebound

body posture

beat patterns

The program proposed by Benjamin Geier

In this beginner course, Benjamin Geier will talk about the rules and responsibilities of the conductor: rehearsal technique (convey the message of a conductor’s vision), proper conducting gestures and precise movements, communication to the ensemble, understanding of the composer’s intent.

ChapterNotions

Introduction

Self-introduction
Rules and responsability of the conductor
The posture of the conductor

Gesture

The gesture
Preparatory gesture
Cut-off gesture
Expressive gesture
Right hand and Left hand
Gesture for fermata
Concept of melding and tones
Summarize

Basic Beat Patterns

Anatomy of the beat patterns
Conducting Patterns

Demonstration

“Ave verum corpus” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Gymnopedies 1 by Erik Satie and “Requiem” by Brahms
“The stars and stripes forever”
“Messa da Requiem – 2.Dies irae” by Verdi
“Mass” by Handel

ChapterNotions

Introduction

Self-introduction
Rules and responsability of the conductor
The posture of the conductor

Gesture

The gesture
Preparatory gesture
Cut-off gesture
Expressive gesture
Right hand and Left hand
Gesture for fermata
Concept of melding and tones
Summarize

Basic Beat Patterns

Anatomy of the beat patterns
Conducting Patterns

Demonstration

“Ave verum corpus” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Gymnopedies 1 by Erik Satie and “Requiem” by Brahms
“The stars and stripes forever”
“Messa da Requiem – 2.Dies irae” by Verdi
“Mass” by Handel

A word from our teachers

Improve the students understanding of the voice and its applications and challenge the student to achieve their best performance. Many times when a conductor has a good gesture, there is no need to speak, it’s simply in hands!