Conducting a Two Pattern
When conducting a two pattern, conduct the down beat but instead of coming straight back up, veer to the side. Beat two brings the hands back to the focal point and then straight up again.(practice techniques)
Conducting a Three Pattern
The three pattern, also known as 'down-out-up' is a combination of the two pattern and the one pattern. The first beat is a one pattern, which goes down and rebounds staright up. The second beat goes out, similar to the beginning of the two pattern. The third beat finishes the two pattern.
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Watch Kate, the drum major, doing a three pattern!
Conducting a Four Pattern
The four pattern is one of the most commonly used patterns. When learning the pattern, say to yourself 'down-down-out-up'. This patterns follows the same trend as previous ones. The four is the same as the three pattern but the four has an extra down at the beginning. (confused?)
Watch Kate doing a four pattern!