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Orchestra conductors.
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RE: Orchestra conductors.
(May 14, 2021 at 5:52 am)Brian37 Wrote: It is admittedly for me, a puzzel. But I never understood, when watching bands or orchestras where the leader waves a stick in the air and the other members follow that stick. My mind knows there is a reason for it, but not being musically apt, it just looks like a person waving their hands all over the place. 

Up down, waving left to right, this one person is the focus to the musicians, everyone looks at them, the conductor, while at the same time looking at their easle.

One can brag about their favorite music. But when it comes to orchestras and symphonys, there is no greater complexity and collaboration to music. 

I just don't understand what the role is for a conductor. They simply stand there and wave a stick in their hand.

Conductors control the orchestra - they set tempo, indicated when certain sections play, how loudly they play, etc. And they don't just 'wave a stick'. They also use hand gestures, eye contact, and body language to indicate which musicians should do what when.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Orchestra conductors. - by Brian37 - May 14, 2021 at 5:52 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by Foxaire - May 14, 2021 at 5:53 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by Brian37 - May 14, 2021 at 5:59 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - May 14, 2021 at 5:59 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by Brian37 - May 14, 2021 at 6:03 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - May 14, 2021 at 6:06 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by Foxaire - May 14, 2021 at 6:06 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by Brian37 - May 14, 2021 at 6:14 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - May 14, 2021 at 6:21 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by Brian37 - May 14, 2021 at 6:29 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - May 14, 2021 at 6:38 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by Brian37 - May 14, 2021 at 6:49 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - May 14, 2021 at 7:05 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by Angrboda - May 14, 2021 at 7:57 pm
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by The Grand Nudger - May 14, 2021 at 6:29 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by onlinebiker - May 14, 2021 at 6:50 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by Ranjr - May 14, 2021 at 10:18 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by brewer - May 14, 2021 at 1:14 pm
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - May 14, 2021 at 1:22 pm
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by arewethereyet - May 14, 2021 at 1:29 pm
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - May 14, 2021 at 2:05 pm
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by arewethereyet - May 14, 2021 at 1:18 pm
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by Ranjr - May 14, 2021 at 2:45 pm
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - May 14, 2021 at 2:48 pm
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by Ranjr - May 14, 2021 at 2:58 pm
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - May 14, 2021 at 3:03 pm
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by arewethereyet - May 14, 2021 at 5:05 pm
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - May 14, 2021 at 5:50 pm
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by arewethereyet - May 14, 2021 at 5:57 pm
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by brewer - May 14, 2021 at 7:51 pm
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by arewethereyet - May 14, 2021 at 7:53 pm
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by AFTT47 - May 15, 2021 at 12:25 am
RE: Orchestra conductors. - by Ranjr - May 15, 2021 at 12:43 am



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