Double Bass 10

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
105KONT0 Z 12 2 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 279 to 339 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student has a comprehensive knowledge of global as well as national repertoire and demonstrates a high level of ability in creating and delivering seamless musical experiences and interpretations.

The student develops, presents and implements artistic programs that are coherent and appropriate for a variety of contexts.

The student understands in depth the role of the musician in contemporary society, exploring, engaging with and reflecting on specific relevant professional working environments and contexts.

The student performs music at a high professional level (technically and interpretatively masterful expression), expressing his/her own artistic concepts at the level of a developed musical personality.

The student possesses sophisticated craft skills in relation to repertoire, style, genre, etc.

The student demonstrates breadth and/or depth of expertise and demonstrates proficiency in a variety of styles and/or has a distinctive and individual expression in one particular style.

The student publicly presents high quality artistic performance as a soloist.

The student performs a high level of critical self-reflection in relation to their own learning style, skills and strategies.

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Course contents

Learning objectives:

In the final semester, the entire previous study is recapitulated, during which the student has become a masterful and distinctive performer who is aware of his/her strengths and weaknesses. The student is guided to be able to confidently name all the attributes of playing the double bass (principles of correct finger technique, tonal culture, etc.) and to analyse them from the position of a teacher, to be able to explain and independently solve possible combinations of problems that may arise in performance practice. The student is guided to understand the psychological aspects of the performance of the soloist-performer. He/she acquires further knowledge in the field of interpretation of traditional and modern or non-traditional techniques and forms. Culminates in the preparation of a graduation concert and thesis.

Thematic areas:

  1. Recapitulation of the entire study
  2. Subjective definition of one's own strengths and weaknesses
  3. Explaining the attributes of playing the double bass from the position of a teacher
  4. Comprehensive preparation for the graduation concert

Recommended or required reading

Instructions for the selection of pieces, their rehearsal and performance will be specified by the teacher with regard to the individual abilities and talents of each student.

Example repertoire:

Max Dauthage

HINDEMITH, Paul. Sonata for double bass and piano

MÍŠEK, Adolf. Sonata in E minor, Op. 6

SCHUBERT, Franz. Arpeggione Sonata, arr. Stuart Stankey

MONTAG, Vilmos. Sonata in E minor

GLIÈRE, Reinhold. Four pieces

BIRKENSTOCK, Johann Adam. Sonata for double bass and piano

BRAHMS, Johannes. Sonata Op. 38, arr. Gerd Reinke

BOTTESINI, Giovanni. Gran Allegro, Capriccio di Bravura

Additional study literature will be specified by the instructor during the semester, based on the student's talents, skills, and professional interest or the teacher's specialisation.

Assessment methods and criteria

Conditions for the award of credit examination: active participation in classes, participation in seminars as a performer

Other requirements: attendance of at least 80 %



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