PT36: How to Build Left-Hand Independence

Stop! Why are you mirroring? Put your left hand down! Stop conducting! What is that hand doing? Why are you mirroring again?

Have you heard these words screamed above an orchestra? Today we tackle the perennial issue for young (and some experienced) conductors: how to develop your left hand. Luke and Jeremy discuss some tips, exercises, and principles for building your vocabulary and ending the dreaded mirroring.

This week we discuss:

• The art of scraping ice off a car
• Why build Independence
• “Competence before Independence”
• Exercises for independence
• Our Interview with Diane Wittry
Laban Gestures
• More exercises for independence

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