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March 6, 2014 9:21 AM   Subscribe

Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. (Wiki). Case in point (SLYT)
posted by growabrain (9 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

At first, I thought they must all be moms, because they seem to have eyes in the backs of their heads. The one at left-front looks too young, though.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 10:02 AM on March 6

either the kid is genuine or somebody's altered the audio synch on the clip. Note the very end of the music where the kid ends it a beat before the performers ... just as a conductor would have to.
posted by philip-random at 10:06 AM on March 6 [1 favorite]

Excellent use of the "aww" and "cute" tags.
posted by drlith at 10:11 AM on March 6 [1 favorite]

The kid's watching and imitating the actual conductor; that's why the synchronicity.

Which doesn't make him/her any less genuine, of course. That's awesome(ly cute).
posted by seyirci at 11:19 AM on March 6

Like a BOSS
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:27 AM on March 6 [1 favorite]

I am not a parent; I am not particularly fond of children in general. THIS WAS AWESOME.
posted by blurker at 11:30 AM on March 6

I have worked with real live professional conductors who are harder to follow than that kid. No lie.

yes I love the beautiful expressive direction you're giving me with your left hand but it would be nice if you didn't forget to give me the actual BEAT with your right
posted by KathrynT at 11:45 AM on March 6 [2 favorites]

OK, that was really cute. All my FB friends have been posting it and I've ignored it. But I give in..
posted by mumimor at 12:01 PM on March 6

> The kid's watching and imitating the actual conductor

Maybe at first, but she starts riding her own pony pretty quickly.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 12:35 PM on March 6 [1 favorite]

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