Recently, we discussed the topic of evaluating and hiring a potential conductor for your instrumental session. Now let’s look at the possible situation where, by dint of budget or the nature of the music you are writing, you have decided to conduct the session(s) yourself. Let’s also assume you may have had some podium time previously, you already know the basic beat patterns, and you can follow a score without too much effort. However, perhaps you could use some pointers on elevating your technique with the goal of helping your players get a polished performance sooner rather than later.
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