Rehearsal Strategies of David Wilcocks

REHEARSAL STRATEGIES of David Wilcocks: “Many times, in dealing with choral-orchestral works, he would tell us to ‘clear the beat!’ The idea was to release a phrase before the downbeat of the next measure, or a beat within a measure. This was certainly different from what I had been taught! To teach the concept, he would have us say ‘1-2-3-4- ONE!’ Then he would have us whisper the ‘ONE!’ Finally, he would have us say silently  say the ‘ONE!’  Worked every time.

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