The Anatomy of Conducting

baton“Gesture is the genesis of sound.  Gesture, the conductor’s technique, is the frame-work by which we evoke the sounds we hear and wish to hear from our ensembles.” – James Jordan

Both instrumental and choral conductors will benefit from the insight contained in the DVD The Anatomy of Conducting: Architecture & Essentials.  This insightful master-class includes tools such as multi-angle video demonstrations and state-of-the-art motion capture animation, allowing conductors to closely study the gesture of renowned conductors James Jordan and Eugene Migliaro Corporon.  Revolutionary graphics show the skeletal movement of each conductor in real-time to give conductors an in-depth and accurate picture of body mechanics and architecture.  By delving into the physical process of the conducting gesture, one can discover a wealth of new knowledge and apply it directly to your work with a performing ensemble.

In his introduction to the accompanying workbook, Jordan says “Learning conducting technique is not unlike learning any other skill-based activity.  No matter how experienced we are, there is always the need to stay in touch with the basics.  While many will believe that the DVD and workbook are for beginning conductors, this DVD can be a regular refresher of the basics for even the most experienced conductors.”  What a wise sentiment!  Whether new to the field or a seasoned music professional, we are sure that your conducting (and your ensemble) will benefit from the lessons contained in The Anatomy of Conducting.

For this and more conducting resources, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


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