The word TAKT is derived from the German word “täkt“, which has it’s origin from the Latin word “tactus” meaning touch, or sense of touch.
Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert, by way of visible gestures with the hands, arms, face and head. The primary duties of the conductor are to unify performers, set the tempo, execute clear preparations (upbeats) and beats (meter), and to listen critically and shape the sound of the ensemble.
The word "TAKT" is a German word that denotes to give beat or time; to be in sync with the beat or tune2. TAKT Symphony Conducting Batons through their symmetry, use of exotic woods / materials, beautiful inlays, balance and lightweight strives to provide the best in class baton and accessories to the modern day conductor.
Every Takt Baton is precisely hand balanced at or near the joint of the shaft and handle to give the feeling of apparent weightlessness. The light weight (7 to 17 grams) of the batons combined with careful balancing ensures a fast response. Inlays of Mother of Pearl, Abalone, Brass, Ebony and Boxwood delight the eye and add elegance. Exotic, rare and expensive materials (Ebony, Rosewood, Bone,Horn and Snakewood) make for exclusive batons. We aim for each TAKT baton to be the best in its price class.