Acknowledged author Elizabeth A. Green Emerita- wrote The Modern Conductor (7th Edition) comprising 280 pages back in 2004. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0131826565 and 9780131826564. Since then The Modern Conductor (7th Edition) textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $38.65 or rent at the marketplace.
Building upon a classic conducting book, this edition updates references and expands sections to provide more comprehensive explanations of concepts. It emphasizes the motto “Clarity of intent, not just clarity of beat,” in various contexts throughout the book—suggesting that a technical approach should be complimented with musical insight and an understanding of conducting as a gesture. This text details baton timing techniques; shows the relationship of time, speed, and motion; discusses subdivided beats, the expressive gestures, and the development of the left hand; looks at twentieth-century innovations, and much more. For individuals preparing for a career in conducting.