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A pattern of arm and hand movements that a conductor employs to lead and coordinate an ensemble of musicians through a composition. These movements (called conducting patterns) typically indicate the meter of the composition. The most common conducting patterns reflect the most common meters used in Western music and include patterns with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 beats per measure. Apart from meter these movements also are designed to express the dynamicsexpressiontempo, and articulation of the composition.

See Also

[English] conducting patterns


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