PaGu Process*™ to Build Your Baton
PaGu Process has evolved from fitting hundreds of conductors with
batons and finding that once a handle shape has been selected, the
conductor will most often select a handle that is about the length of
their thumb from knuckle to tip, no wider than the width of their
middle knuckle, and will balance the length of their forearm to the
center of their palm at their balance point. By following our three
step process, you will be able to build a baton that will feel perfect
in your hand.
the most common grip in the United States is the Basic Fulcrom, however
I have found that many conductors grip their handles differently, hence
I have made a variety of handle shapes that are more comfortable for
these styles. When selecting a PaGu Baton, please choose the grip that
is most similar to yours.
click the photo that represents how you hold your baton.
Index finger and thumb pinch at the fulcrum while the rest of the
fingers gently wrap around the handle.
For the conductor who likes to conduct between the index and middle
fingers. Keeps the wrist in a straight line and handle end tucked into
the palm while conducting.
Tension Free Comfort
(a.k.a. German Grip)
Hold the ball of the handle with the ring & middle fingers
while the thumb & index finger gently float on the stick.
Balance point is moved up the stick as a result.
Relieves tension in the index finger and thumb and helps the music
making come from the shoulder and not just the forearm. Can take a day
or two to get used to, but you’ll be hooked once you conduct
a few rehearsals with it.
Behind the collar
For the conductor who likes to hold the baton handle rather than the