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#1898685 - 05/17/12 01:20 PM Did you ever (or do you) do this?  
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Hi,

I was just wondering whether any of you'll pretend to conduct(in the air) while listening to orchestral music?

Just asking out of curiosity(and to feel more normal).

As for me, with the score.



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#1898714 - 05/17/12 02:05 PM Re: Did you ever (or do you) do this? [Re: arpan70]  
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"Air conducting"....I love it. I do it all the time. Must be careful when driving, however.


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#1898730 - 05/17/12 02:31 PM Re: Did you ever (or do you) do this? [Re: DameMyra]  
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Originally Posted by DameMyra
"Air conducting"....I love it. I do it all the time. Must be careful when driving, however.

So you do that too? Left hand on the wheel, right hand conducting... Beethoven's 'Consecration of the House' just HAD to be air conducted, even at 65 mph. crazy


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#1898732 - 05/17/12 02:40 PM Re: Did you ever (or do you) do this? [Re: arpan70]  
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I am an excellent pretend conductor. I do, however, have a bad habit of doing it in the car. (I'm a very safe driver, but I do tend to draw stares from time to time.)


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#1898822 - 05/17/12 05:39 PM Re: Did you ever (or do you) do this? [Re: arpan70]  
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I conduct and dance at the same time in my own home (and sometimes accidentally at work or in the car in my seat).

#1898824 - 05/17/12 05:50 PM Re: Did you ever (or do you) do this? [Re: arpan70]  
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Of course. smile As a matter of fact, I feel such a strong urge to conduct that I find it difficult to sit quietly during a real orchestral performance. That's why I prefer medici.tv. smile



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#1898866 - 05/17/12 08:24 PM Re: Did you ever (or do you) do this? [Re: ChopinAddict]  
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Well - Sure I do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

However, my partner thought I was going a bit far when I built a conductor's podium.

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#1898873 - 05/17/12 08:47 PM Re: Did you ever (or do you) do this? [Re: arpan70]  
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ALL THE TIME. But much more with a capella choir music than with orchestral music.

I conduct everything though, even solo piano music (even solo violin music).

#1898900 - 05/17/12 10:30 PM Re: Did you ever (or do you) do this? [Re: DameMyra]  
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Originally Posted by DameMyra
"Air conducting"....I love it. I do it all the time. Must be careful when driving, however.
Same here...

Back in London, I was singing with my kids 'the wheels on the bus go round and round' while doing all the moves and air conducting a bit. At a red light the driving instructor in front of me, gets off his car and starts coming aggressively over. When he reaches us, I open the window and he sees the kids singing and understands that I wasn't actually mocking his driving student in front of us for the past 10 minutes, but was really having fun with the kids! grin

EDIT: I should note that I am a safe driver and the above situation was at 15 mph! The driving school car was going EXTREMELY SLOW!

EDIT2: Then again I should note that it seems to me the car has a mind on its own and seems to follow the music. Dvorcak 9th playing? After the small intro the car goes faster... Shostakovich 10th/2nd movement? The car is quite aggressive. I've no idea how this is happening! grin

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#1899021 - 05/18/12 03:37 AM Re: Did you ever (or do you) do this? [Re: Kreisler]  
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Originally Posted by Kreisler
I am an excellent pretend conductor. I do, however, have a bad habit of doing it in the car. (I'm a very safe driver, but I do tend to draw stares from time to time.)


At least you aren't doing what V. Persichetti used to do - he commuted by car between NYC and Philadelphia quite a bit, and would tape score paper to the steering wheel and compose music while driving!


#1899035 - 05/18/12 04:38 AM Re: Did you ever (or do you) do this? [Re: wr]  
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Originally Posted by wr
Originally Posted by Kreisler
I am an excellent pretend conductor. I do, however, have a bad habit of doing it in the car. (I'm a very safe driver, but I do tend to draw stares from time to time.)


At least you aren't doing what V. Persichetti used to do - he commuted by car between NYC and Philadelphia quite a bit, and would tape score paper to the steering wheel and compose music while driving!

Theodore Antoniou (prof. in Boston and a great greek composer) is said to compose a lot in the plane. Which lead him to some interesting scribles... evident that the plane was rumbling quite a lot! grin

#1899121 - 05/18/12 08:47 AM Re: Did you ever (or do you) do this? [Re: Nikolas]  
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Originally Posted by Nikolas

EDIT2: Then again I should note that it seems to me the car has a mind on its own and seems to follow the music. Dvorcak 9th playing? After the small intro the car goes faster... Shostakovich 10th/2nd movement? The car is quite aggressive. I've no idea how this is happening! grin


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#1899189 - 05/18/12 10:55 AM Re: Did you ever (or do you) do this? [Re: arpan70]  
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In College, we had to conduct in front of a mirror...

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#1899344 - 05/18/12 03:16 PM Re: Did you ever (or do you) do this? [Re: arpan70]  
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I found myself conducting with my LH when it wasn't playing for part of a piano piece. I thought that was odd.


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#1899495 - 05/18/12 07:31 PM Re: Did you ever (or do you) do this? [Re: arpan70]  
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Conducting while driving? No ... but once I was listening to a car race on the radio while driving and noticed I was going 90 MPH ... and there were still a few cars that were passing me


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