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The Resource Did you hear that ? : the conductor's role in creating artistic, efficient, and engaging rehearsals

Did you hear that ? : the conductor's role in creating artistic, efficient, and engaging rehearsals

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Did you hear that ? : the conductor's role in creating artistic, efficient, and engaging rehearsals
Title
Did you hear that ?
Title remainder
the conductor's role in creating artistic, efficient, and engaging rehearsals
Title variation
Did you hear that
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Summary
  • This remarkable two-hour DVD explores how an experienced conductor thinks during a rehearsal and puts strategies and techniques into practice with three choirs: a high school choir, a college choir, and a symphony/community chorus. With Did You Hear That?, award-winning University of Michigan conductor Jerry Blackstone examines the multifaceted aspects of the rehearsal, including energy and pacing, the role of high expectations, the role of demonstration, the role of humor, and techniques for addressing musical issues. When is the best time to stop? What are the most effective techniques to "fix things"? How can a conductor best address intonation, articulation, tempo, tone color, and many other common issues that arise during rehearsal? Did You Hear That? is a practical and worthwhile resource for established conductors, those just starting out, or anyone interested in increasing efficiency and focus in the rehearsal room. With almost two hours of material, this DVD showcases how rehearsal can create real learning for singers and also be engaging and fun. - Container
  • This remarkable two-hour DVD explores how an experienced conductor thinks during a rehearsal and puts strategies and techniques into practice with three choirs: a high school choir, a college choir, and a symphony/community chorus
Cataloging source
OXB
Characteristic
videorecording
LC call number
MT875
LC item number
.B533 2016
PerformerNote
University Musical Societiy Choral Union (Ann Arbor, MI) ; Pioneer High School A Cappella Choir (Ann Arbor, MI); University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance Chambe Choir (Ann Arbor, MI)
Technique
live action
Label
Did you hear that ? : the conductor's role in creating artistic, efficient, and engaging rehearsals
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Publication
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Rehearsals -- Conductor's choices -- What to watch and listen for in the video -- Symphony/community chorus rehearsal outline. Let them sing! -- Address specific issues -- Soft singing engenders better listening -- "First notes" predict entire phrases -- After correcting specific errors, put the passage back into context -- Humor can engender future focus -- Become the music, don't just sing the music -- Balance sing with moments of telling "the story behind the story" -- Text, text, text -- Musicality must be present even when dealing with notes, rhythms, and intonation -- Address issues while conducting rather than always stopping to talk -- During initial sing-through, allow the choir to make mistakes and rescue themselves on their own -- If stopping, address several issues at once -- The conductor's gesture and facial expression can correct tone color -- The conductor's demonstration can be highly effective -- High school choir rehearsal outline. Let them sing! -- Connect emotion to text; we sing stories, not words -- Bring the story and music to life through imagery, humor, and living in the moment -- Tone color will improve through vowel unification and modification -- Singers' kinesthetic involvement improves sound -- Telling the story with abandon involves the face and body, as well as the voice -- Every word and note deserves to be appropriately communicated -- University choir rehearsal outline. Let them sing! -- Address specific problems with little time between singing and speaking -- If stopping, address several issues at once -- Accurate rhythm and soft singing improve balance, direction, and vowel color -- The conductor's demonstration and attention to detail are crucial -- Listen for, insist on, and expect sublteties of expression -- Establish a balance of compliments, concern for detail, and high expectation -- Conductors and audiences listen with their eyes -- Singers' gestures enhance sound and direction -- Listening to each other enhances every aspect of choral singing
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
781514799054
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
DVD-990
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948821814
  • UtOrBLW
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Did you hear that ? : the conductor's role in creating artistic, efficient, and engaging rehearsals
Publication
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Rehearsals -- Conductor's choices -- What to watch and listen for in the video -- Symphony/community chorus rehearsal outline. Let them sing! -- Address specific issues -- Soft singing engenders better listening -- "First notes" predict entire phrases -- After correcting specific errors, put the passage back into context -- Humor can engender future focus -- Become the music, don't just sing the music -- Balance sing with moments of telling "the story behind the story" -- Text, text, text -- Musicality must be present even when dealing with notes, rhythms, and intonation -- Address issues while conducting rather than always stopping to talk -- During initial sing-through, allow the choir to make mistakes and rescue themselves on their own -- If stopping, address several issues at once -- The conductor's gesture and facial expression can correct tone color -- The conductor's demonstration can be highly effective -- High school choir rehearsal outline. Let them sing! -- Connect emotion to text; we sing stories, not words -- Bring the story and music to life through imagery, humor, and living in the moment -- Tone color will improve through vowel unification and modification -- Singers' kinesthetic involvement improves sound -- Telling the story with abandon involves the face and body, as well as the voice -- Every word and note deserves to be appropriately communicated -- University choir rehearsal outline. Let them sing! -- Address specific problems with little time between singing and speaking -- If stopping, address several issues at once -- Accurate rhythm and soft singing improve balance, direction, and vowel color -- The conductor's demonstration and attention to detail are crucial -- Listen for, insist on, and expect sublteties of expression -- Establish a balance of compliments, concern for detail, and high expectation -- Conductors and audiences listen with their eyes -- Singers' gestures enhance sound and direction -- Listening to each other enhances every aspect of choral singing
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
781514799054
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
DVD-990
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948821814
  • UtOrBLW
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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