Thursday, February 24, 2011
Earlier in the development of HIPoeces we did make extensive use of batons. The "problem," of course, with a stick as used by a conductor is that it literally doesn't touch anything on the beat except the occasional, accidental encounter with the music stand. Kinesthetically, however, baton use in pronunciation work is still a very valuable technique, one used by many instructors either consciously or unconsciously. It just does not meet "haptic" criteria, especially in terms of providing a way to ensure consistent placement of anchors.