|Reciting Rhythms and Conducting||MUS 110 Schedule William Wieland|
|Stand and conduct while counting aloud. Perform slowly and keep a steady tempo. Do not pause, stop or restart.|
Q Quarter Notes and Quarter Rests — Help
B Beats — Help
e First Eighths — 1 and 2 and ...
E Eighth Notes
c First Compound — 1 and uh 2 and uh ...
C Compound Meter
d First Dotted Quarters and Syncopations
D Dotted Quarters and Syncopations
If you have demonstrated competence with all of the conducting listed
above, you may begin MUS 111 Reciting Rhythms and Conducting.
|For me, competency means few or no mistakes, e.g. a 4-bar phrase may have one careless mistake. If a performance is of questionable quality, you will perform that level again later in the semester to earn full credit.|
|Many syllables exist for reciting rhythms, e.g. Kodaly Rhythm Symbols and Names. Read The Kodály Experience by Cyrilla Rowsell for more information.|
Ask me about conducting with your left hand.|
Finally, consider the terms downbeat and upbeat.