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Anyway, what's with it? Strict tempo's only for dancers. You're telling a tale, and the score's full of dynamic changes which dictate a certain rubato and tempo change. It's what the rehearsal's for, not to get the notes right, but to tell the band what you want them do do where. A fast tempo in the 17th century would be slow now anyway - it's why pavanes ...


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In fact, until about 200 years ago, the leader conducted. You won't find a decent conductor working with an orchestra needing someone to beat time anyway. What hasn't been mentioned is the games that are being played at the moment to use psychic count-ins, Anuna being a case in point. The most of it is watch his eyes and wait until you can see the whites ...


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In addition to having eyes to see the conductor, most professional orchestra players have ears with which to hear one another, and, being able to win an orchestra audition, tend to be excellent musicians with a great sense of rhythm and time. To put it simply, if the orchestra is not in need of timing information from the conductor, the conductor is wasting ...


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i also think you're on the right track with, "greater control over the musical discourse if us musicians have more time to consider the movements." after all, how does one know the tempo with one downbeat? it's impossible. you have to have at least two beats. of course the orch can start playing immediately but there is always a slight difference (at least) ...


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Have you NOT approached local orchestras already? Come on - as God said to the man who prayed for a lottery win: "Give me some help! BUY a lottery ticket!". You could start by joining as a player. Then ask if they'll let you run through one of your compositions. Music is a profession where a degree is only relevent when applying for a teaching post. ...


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There are a few sources of seperated multi-track recordings, but they're generally aimed at recordists who want to develop their mixing skills. MIDI files of plenty of orchestral pieces are available. Here are some of the Beethoven symphonies. Any sequencer program will give you individual control of each track's level, and will let you export each track ...



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