One of the greatest philosophers Plato once said, “Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.” Every talented musician is gifted with an accurate sense of rhythm and pitch that fuels his passion and love for music. The manner in which an aspiring artist reacts to different rhythmic intricacies embedded into a particular musical composition speaks volumes about his approach to music. Having a reliable sense of rhythm is truly a hallmark of a great musician that works as a game-changer in defining their musical careers.
At Furtados School of Music, we provide our students with a platform to hone their musical talents along with their creative abilities. As they passionately engage with our piano classes, they will gradually acquire the perfect rhythm that will distinguish them from any amateur pianist. The sense of awareness in the subtlest changes in the patterns of rhythmic intricacies gives any musician a profound sense of contentment that comes after years of dedicating themselves to their art.
As we trace the musical journeys of legendary musicians like Mozart, Beethoven, and Liszt we are able to draw parallels between them. Not only did they gain recognition for their musical compositions, but they also made great contributions to the world of music as pianists and conductors. Learning the art of conducting fundamental piano rhythms is a surreal process of feeling in tune with your music. Every ensemble is led by a powerful conductor who beautifully evokes a wide range of emotions in the hearts of its audience.
Here are some of the basics of conducting:
The very first moment is the Ictus, which is the moment the beat occurs during a performance and it can be portrayed with your wrist. Next is the Downbeat that is depicted by simply moving your arm downwards which is given with a flick of the wrist. It also entails basic meters like the duple meter: down-up, triple meter: down-right-up, and conducting in four which is down-left-right-up.
There are a number of reasons for every pianist to master the art of conducting:
To develop a sense of rhythm:
Most of the musicians these days utilize a metronome to gain a comprehensive understanding of the beat of the music. However, it fails to capture the rhythmic sense of the music which is the true essence of the piece. The art of conducting the fundamental piano rhythms allows a musician to divulge into the intricacies of the compositions that add more meaning to the performance. It enhances the beauty of the musical piece by the seamless integration of various aspects of the particular piece. At Furtados School of Music, we encourage students to break through the shackles of diffidence and truly embrace their passion for music by immersing themselves in learning the ways of conducting the fundamental rhythms of the piano.
To communicate a wide range of emotions:
Once you form a comprehensive understanding of the basic meters, you will be able to become more expressive in your conducting. The art of conducting yields a wide array of emotions that adds more ease and rhythm to your performances. Truly an exhilarating experience for every musician, it brings their passion for music to life with its upbeat tunes and helps artists to connect with their audiences at a broader level.
An enriching experience for every passionate musician, at Furtados School of Music we push students to reach their full potential and work towards their goals and aspirations in the comfort of their own homes.