Double Bass 9

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
105KONT9 credit 12 2 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 282 to 342 hours of self-study English, Czech winter

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Name of lecturer(s)

Jiří HUDEC, Radomír ŽALUD


Learning objectives:

The main focus of the course is the preparation of the graduate concert. The student is guided to independently prepare the dramaturgy of the concert, including a unifying idea linking the whole programme. Regular consultations concerning the preparation of the Master's thesis also take place in the course Preparation of Master's Thesis.

At the same time, the student learns to name all the attributes of playing (principles of correct finger technique, tonal culture, etc.) on the double bass, to analyse them, 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 solo performer's activity. He/she acquires further knowledge in the field of interpretation not only of traditional but also of modern or non-traditional techniques and forms.

Thematic areas:

  1. Dramaturgical preparation of the graduation concert
  2. Study of compositions for the graduation concert
  3. Analysis of the attributes of playing the double bass

Learning outcomes

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.

Prerequisites and other requirements



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:

Etudes for keeping fit: Annibale Mengoli

Sonatas with piano:

SPERGER, Johannes Matthias. Sonata in D major (T39)

PROTO, Frank. Sonata 1963

HÄNDEL, Georg Friedrich. Sonata No. 3, arr. Stuart Stankey


ROTA, Nino. Divertimento

LARSSON, Lars-Erik. Concertino Op. 45/11

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.

Evaluation methods and criteria

Conditions for the award of credit examination: active participation in the lessons, playing the compositions chosen for the graduate concert in the form of a performance at a seminar and the ability to defend one's interpretative views and solutions in discussion with classmates and teachers. Other requirements: minimum 80% attendance



Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans