Saito Conducting Method

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Saito Conducting Method

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    by Hideo Saito

Wayne Toews, Editor

Fumihiko Torigai, Translator

Published jointly by the Min-on Concert Association and Ongaku No Tomo Sha Corp., Tokyo, Japan, 1988  230 pages; Trade cover
17 photographs, 126 musical examples,
106 motion diagrams, glossary
16 page booklet of music enclosed
ISBN 4-276-14105-2

"His teachings are so comprehensive and yet so fundamental that they embrace all possible conducting styles" -- Seiji Ozawa

Information about the method is available from:

Wayne Toews
1610 Morgan Avenue
Saskatoon, SK., Canada, S7H 2S1
Telephone: (306) 373-6408
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An introduction to the

Saito Conducting Method in

an AV enhanced PDF

I created this Adobe portable document file (PDF) as an introduction and companion to the English edition of the textbook. The document shows and explains the method's basic gestures using animations and QuickTime movies. The first Saito conducting study is demonstrated in sound, notation and QuickTime movies. The document includes a complete Saito glossary together with a comprehensive explanation of Saito's unique gesture diagrams, a history of the method and an outline of study materials used at the Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo. The PDF presents the art of conducting in a dynamic, interactive way. The PDF and associated files are available free of charge on request. The size of the compressed files is nearly 3 Mb.. If you prefer, request that I send them using an upload service so that you can download them to your computer separate from your E-mail. The PDF and associated files work on Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Please specify whether you want the files compressed for the Macintosh or Windows system when you make your request.

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