Topic 1 Conducting in 2

In this topic we will learn about conducting in 2.

The most common time signatures for conducting in 2 are:

2/4 and 6/8

When we conduct in 2, 1 goes down and 2 goes up.

In the next video we will see conducting in 2 for timesignatures of 2/4, 6/8.

2/4 = 2 quarter notes or 4 eighth notes per bar.

6/8 = 6 eighth notes per bar. The accents are on 1 and 4.

1 2 3 4 5 6

In general, pieces in 6/8 usually are in fast tempo.

Practice Time

Now you can practice conducting in 2 with the following pieces:

  • He’s a Pirate
  • Hungarian Dance 5
  • Radetzky March
  • Symphony 40 Mozart