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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

An Introduction to Rehearsing

3 hours to complete
21 videos (Total 167 min)
21 videos
What Do We Do in Rehearsals?9m
What Skills Do We Need?3m
Calibrating Your Ears6m
Serving as the Composer’s Advocate15m
A Choral Perspective: The Rehearsal Process4m
An Orchestral Perspective: Three Categories of Conducting11m
Introduction to Conducting5m
Basic Set-Up5m
Conducting without a Baton5m
Baton Grip5m
Basic Patterns21m
Active and Passive Beats6m
Starting Pieces8m
Ending Pieces6m
The Ensembles that Appear in this Course1m
Macro-Micro-Macro: The Basic Process5m
Examples of Macro-Micro-Macro: Breaking Things Down7m
A Choral Perspective: Teaching Notes8m
Rehearsal Demos: Macro-Micro-Macro24m
Conclusion52s
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Communicating with the Ensemble

2 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 114 min)
17 videos
Finding Quality9m
Choosing Repertoire: The Musical Meal6m
A Choral and Orchestral Perspective: Repertoire24m
Count-offs: Additional Ways to Begin a Piece4m
Rehearsal Examples: Starting on Various Beats within a Measure4m
Stopping the Group3m
Changing the Size of the Pattern Based on the Music5m
Introduction to Rehearsal Segments39s
Directing People's Attention in Rehearsal3m
Who, Where, What / Measure Numbers / "Count with Me"6m
Using "I" and "We"5m
Insisting on What You Want2m
Strategies for Communicating Musical Ideas9m
Communicating with Various Modes of Instruction9m
A Choral and Orchestral Perspective (Multiple Topics)14m
Conclusion1m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Introducing the Rehearsal Toolkit

5 hours to complete
25 videos (Total 183 min)
25 videos
Introduction to Left Hand Technique: Statue and Mirroring4m
More Left Hand Technique: Statue, Mirroring, and Independence6m
Demos of the Left Hand in Rehearsal1m
Showing Dynamics and Dynamic Changes12m
The Importance of Technique as a Foundation4m
The Rehearsal Toolkit: Rhythm1m
Teaching Subdivision: Filling in the Rests3m
Thinking in Rhythmic Subdivisions12m
“Playing” without Sound: Active Resting and Handoffs8m
Working with Contrasting Rhythmic Layers5m
Cleaning Up Sloppy Entrances2m
Rests as Elements of Expression2m
Rushing6m
Meter, Accents, and Perception10m
Rhythmic Compression5m
A Choral and Orchestral Perspective: Rhythm16m
Multi-Purpose Techniques4m
Rehearsal Demos: Bopping Part I11m
Rehearsal Demos: Bopping Part II7m
Rehearsal Demos: Using Singing7m
Rehearsal Demos: Slowing Down the Tempo for Rhythm and Accuracy21m
Rehearsal Demos: Slowing Down the Tempo for Intonation and Balance7m
Rehearsal Demos: Slowing Down the Tempo for Articulation and Style14m
Conclusion1m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Articulation, Balance, and Tone

5 hours to complete
28 videos (Total 273 min)
28 videos
Score Study22m
Applying Your Score Study8m
A Choral and Orchestral Perspective: Score Study23m
Applying Score Study to a Rehearsal26m
Cues14m
Conducting Articulations: Legato7m
Conducting Articulations: Two Variations on Legato2m
Conducting Articulations: Staccato and Accents8m
Conducting Fermatas and Rubato2m
Specific Choral Conducting Techniques16m
Specific String Conducting Techniques7m
Review: Two Themes of the Course3m
Exaggerating Style and Expressive Details5m
The Vocabulary of Articulation10m
Articulation: Accentuation through Emphasis and De-Emphasis3m
Bopping for Articulation1m
Developing a Legato Style4m
19th-Century Style with 21st-Century Ensembles8m
Additional Articulation Techniques10m
A Choral Perspective: Articulation and Diction11m
An Orchestral Perspective: String Articulation and Bowing16m
Balance and Tone16m
A Choral & Orchestral Perspective: Balance and Tone21m
Working with Dissonance3m
Using the Piano to Demonstrate Complex Harmonies7m
Where to Begin When You Don’t Know Where to Begin8m
Conclusion47s
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m

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