Score-marking and Analysis
- Why Score Marking?
- Color Codes and Symbols
- Tempo, Character, Time and Key Signatures
- Phrasing and Articulation
- Entrances and Thematic Material
Why Score Marking?
To be an effective conductor, you must thoroughly know the score, and every marking found within it – those originating with the composer, those given by the editor, and those of your own. The more intimately you know the score – before you ever set foot in a rehearsal – the better. If the score isn't in your head, it definitely won't be in your hands! Being able to communicate clearly and compellingly through gesture will enable you to deliver efficient, productive rehearsals, and ultimately, powerful performances. This all begins with the discipline of score study, an essential part of which is score marking.