October 2020 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
Conducting 101

Beating Patterns

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During the course of this video I'm going to talk about active and passive beats. About speeding up, slowing down, giving up beats to people and even stopping, which is very exciting as well.

So I hope those of you who saw the last video have been practicing your smooth motions. We looked at four different beat patterns. Hopefully in that time you've managed to internalize these basic smooth motions, these outlines of the beat patterns that we're going to develop over the next few videos.

Because what I'd like to introduce next is the wrist and the elbow; their function in our beat.