Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome to Drum Major Essentials!

  • 2

    Static Posture

    • Basic Posture

    • Posture Checkpoints Graphic

    • Terminology: Ictus

    • Hand Shape and Placement

    • Projecting Confidence

    • Pro Tip: Baseball Cap

  • 3

    Conducting Fundamentals

    • Terminology: Travel

    • Travel

    • The Paint Brush Exercise

    • Ictus Placement

    • The Table Top Exercise

    • Flick

  • 4

    Conducting Patterns

    • Arrow Pattern

    • Terminology: Inner beats

    • Cut Time

    • Complex Meters

    • Complex Meters Graphic

    • Slow Tempos

  • 5

    Advanced Mechanics

    • Planes of Motion

    • Shoulder to Elbow Ratio

    • Endurance

    • Hinges

    • The Conducting Box

  • 6

    Gestures and Style

    • Cut Offs

    • Cues

    • Dynamics

    • Style Series Intro

    • Style Series: Beginner Conductors

    • Style Series: Advanced Conductors

  • 7

    Field Timing

    • Understanding Sound on the Field

    • Head Conductor Timing

    • Backfield Conductor Timing

    • Field Timing Analysis: Genesis 2014

    • Field Timing Analysis: Genesis 2015

    • Field Timing Analysis: Genesis 2017

    • Field Timing Analysis: Genesis 2019

  • 8

    Field Conductor Team

    • Conductor Roles

    • Staging

    • Warm Up

    • Matching

  • 9

    Metronomes

    • Tonal Energy 101

    • DB90 Tour

    • DB90 101

    • DB90 vs Tonal Energy

    • Pro Tip - Don't Lose Memories when Dr. Beat Dies

    • Pro Tip: Copy/paste memories in the Dr. Beat

  • 10

    Course Feedback

    • 5 Question Course Feedback Survey