Conducting Guides

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Patterns for both RH and LH
4 time signatures




Print pattern on regular weight paper or cardstock and cut in half

Place at the edge of table or counter.  Hold in place with the hand not conducting.

• Steps for conducting

Step 1 - palm down in the air above beat 1 for starting position, in a relaxed natural hand position.  Tap the middle finger on each beat number, either bounce up or brush to the side as indicated, and return to starting position after the last beat

Step 2 - Conduct without touching the guide - imagine the feeling of bouncing or brushing off the table (the ICTUS)

• Hint - SMALLER motions for FASTER beats

• Observation - keep the pattern going while watching a music video from the right sidebar.  On what beat number do the chords most frequently change?