bladder said:As already mentioned on this thread. There's nothing worse than seeing the conductor out of one eye, and seeing someone foot-tapping, at the wrong tempo, in the other!! If I'm not careful it can throw me into a tail spin!! I sometimes have to close my eyes to eradicate the wayward pulse, but coinductors don't seem to like that approach. I wonder if ex-army bandsman suffer more from the tapping syndrome, having march, i.e. stamp, and play in time(, and in tune if you manage it :wink: )
There is nothing more annoying to me than someone tapping their feet, and it is the visible effect rather than the audible that troubles me. I think the problem is that everyone has their own perception of exactly where the beat is in relation to when they attack the notes, and I, too, have been forced, if not to close my eyes, at least to move my stand so that the offending foot is no longer in view.
If you find it helps you to keep the beat with your foot, then do so by moving your toes within your shoes, and then no-one else need be bothered by it.