by Edward S. Lisk


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Lyrical Conducting: A New Dimension in Expressive Musicianship by Edward S. Lisk. ISBN 978-1-57463-220-0; $14.99.

The latest soon-to-be hit from master musician and music educator Ed Lisk.  The concepts and instructional techniques included prompt new and different considerations for what teachers and conductors of instrumental music must strive for. Lyrical Conducting expands ones awareness through the beauty of musical expression and its direction for greater musical meaning.

Many attempts have been made to define artistry, expression, and the mysteries of music’s finest detail. This publication will lead you to this discovery through:

  • Enhancing expressive approaches to conducting
  • Building poise and finesse into ones conducting body language in order to express visually music’s lyricism
  • Searching beyond notation to develop a unique and personal   rendering of a composition
  • Developing a performance vocabulary or reservoir for artistic considerations that will stimulate your “artistic vocabulary”
  • Sensitizing ones emotional response to shape the beauty and expressive qualities of a personal conducting interpretation

Only someone with the exceptional experience and consummate musicianship of Ed Lisk could have given us the great gift of this book. THANK YOU!”
John Whitwell, Director of Bands Emeritus, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University

“Your techniques for developing expression in conductors are groundbreaking Ed. ”
Dr. Kenneth Ozzello, Director of Bands, University of Alabama

What a great approach to expressive conducting…. and the concepts are seemingly so simple.  Bravo!”
Frank B. Wickes, Director of Bands Emeritus, Louisiana State University

“Your writings on the art of conducting are spot on…. absolutely BRILLIANT!”
Paula Crider, Director Emeritus, University of Texas Bands

“You have done a great job of de-mystifying the natural laws of expression. ” 
Larry R. Blocher, Ph.D., Professor and Director, School of Music, Troy University

“Your ‘Lyrical Conducting’ is the clearest, most concise description of expressive musicianship I have ever seen.”
Dr. David McCormick, Secretary-Midwest Clinic Board of Directors

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