Two of America's most respected conductors - choral and instrumental - have entered into this remarkable collaboration, to illustrate the basic principles of conducting technique. Insightful masterclass dialogue, unique multi-angle video demonstrations, and state-of-the-art motion capture-animation demonstrate the gestures of both renowned conductors. Revolutionary graphics show skeletal movement in real time, giving an in-depth, accurate picture of body mechanics and architecture. Topics include: basic conducting patterns in legato and marcato for all basic meters; conducting with and without a baton; extensive demonstration of preparatory gestures; explanation of the architecture of conducting; body mapping principles applied to conducting; and discussions on sound shaping and sound morphology. An interactive menu allows study of conducting patterns from several angles. This complete DVD tutorial for basic conducting technique is a real find for student conductors and professionals everywhere!