For learning to conduct, there now is an app for iPhone and Android.
The app is suited for both choir and orchestra conductors and interesting for
beginner musicians as well as more advanced.
With this app you can learn the patterns for the different time signatures
and learn to use the left hand to indicate actions like cuing and cutting off.
Because the patterns are shown as animations
instead of the usual static diagrams, you will learn to show the right kind
of rebound in your movements.
As an example, here is the four-beat pattern:
The following subjects are dealt with in the app:
- Beating patterns
- Legato conducting
- Cuing entries
- Cutting off
- Changing the tempo
- Changing the time signature
- And more
The app supports mirrored animations for left-hand conducting
You can download the app for around 3.00 USD on the App Store or Play Store.