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1

The conductor's technique on the platform is as individualized as his or her own signature:
True or False?

True

2

___________ is one of the most revealing visible clues to a person's personality.

Posture

3

What can a prepatory beat use?

• Hands
• Face
• Body

4

What does a prepatory beat indicate?

• Tempo
• Dynamic level
• On what beat the composition begins

5

Explain the ictus and why it's important:

The actual starting of the sound, also known as the attack.

6

Describe the "cut off" gesture:

Mirrored "C"s

7

What does a "cut off" accomplish?

• Tempo
• Dynamic marking
• Indicates what beat the music ends

8

Responsibilities of the left hand in conducting:

• Cueing
• Illustrating style
• Shaping the phrase

9

Reasons for employing the cueing gesture:

• Alert performers of approaching entrance
• Highlight and enhance a musical motive
• Visually guide performers through transitional changes in music

10

A cue does not have a prepatory beat..
True or False?

False

11

List the other ways to use a left hand in conducting:

• Straight forward motion on a beat
• Straight upward lifting motion on a beat
• Motion of an outlining "c"

12

Some ways to minimize confusion and discipline problems in rehearsals:

• Keep the rehearsal moving
• No dead space

13

Why is important to use the piano to teach parts by note if vocally insecure?

You could be teaching the wrong part or be a little flat.