Date: April 17, 2014
I am a student currently studying at the University of Southern Maine. I am taking a Chorale Conducting class and I am currently working on the piece Dixit Maria. What are some ways to promote a student's musical independance whilst being thrown into the chaotic puzzle that fugue's can be?
While working on this moderatly chalenging piece, my number one method so far has been count singing (1 + 2 + T + 4 + ). This method has worked very well to break apart the lines for the rest of the students, so they can hear the contrapuntal lines interweave. While rehearsing the piece"on text", the energy starts to dwindle and forte's are reduced to soft piano's. Thoughts?
Thank you for your time!