For learning to conduct, there now is an app for iPhone and Android. The app is suitable for both choir and orchestra conductors and it is interesting for beginner musicians as well as more advanced.

With this app you can learn the patterns for the different time signatures and learn to use the left hand to indicate actions like cuing and cutting off. Because the patterns are shown as animations instead of the usual static diagrams, you will learn to show the right kind of rebound in your movements.

As an example, here is the four-beat pattern:

Have a look at some more examples of animations on the following pages: the three-beat pattern, cuing and cutting off.

The following subjects are dealt with in the app: The app supports mirrored animations for left-hand conducting

You can download the app for around 3.00 USD on the App Store or Play Store.