I was generally pleased with how things turned out for me on Friday, although I did forget to incorporate one of the categories - oops. Interesting how people did not notice this until I revealed my misunderstanding (I thought of the "rolling stop" and the "ignores" as the same thing.) It wasn't until after I sat down did I realize that, if my gesture of what I thought was "breezing though" a fermata worked for a "rolling stop" fermata, I should have just kept with that kind of gesture. If I remember correctly, I pointed forward with my left hand (to keep the sustain) and kept time in my right hand. If I did the same thing, but slowed down the last beat's motion, I think that would count as a "roller." I'm glad I practiced it the other way too. I would like to master the up, over, and down method of conducting the "rollers." The exercise Kristin did over her head seemed to help a lot - I'll have to try that out myself. I was pleased that I got the out of the fermata on beat 2 appropriately with a rebound in the opposite direction of beat three when I was ready to go on.
...and of course, I need to work on evening out my gesture to maintain a consistent tempo on ALL the beats.
Thanks for allowing me to do those few measures over and over and over and over. It really helped me out.
After watching my video (using the handy-dandy media mill site!), I would like to add a few things.
First, I fidget far too much when I am speaking and my hair looked really silly that day.
Secondly, to amend my previous statement, I now remember that I was confusing the "rolling stop" with the "release is the cut-off" option. I'm glad I have that all straightened out now. It's frustrating to see how close I was to doing it right, but still had a tendency to flip my hands over as I was moving space/time. It blows my mind how one little action can effect the group so much. I knew, even as I was watching it, what I wanted to happened, but I can see why it was confusing for the singers.