Guitar 8

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
105KYTA8 exam 10 2 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 229 to 279 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

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Learning objectives:

In this semester, the teacher approaches the student as an expressive musical personality who has no apparent problems in playing the instrument. The student's own creativity, precise fingering technique, quality of tone and intonation are pushed ever higher with the aim of achieving perfect performance of as many pieces as possible, especially from the repertoire of international competitions. The inclination of some students to interpret works by contemporaries and use experimental instrumental technique is accepted. The course is based on the most demanding requirements for the student's preparation. Compositions are chosen to be as technically and interpretatively challenging as possible. In connection with the choice of repertoire, an interesting thesis topic is also often chosen, which would eruditely complement and develop existing knowledge of the field.

Thematic areas:

  1. Maximum development and improvement of the student's strengths, especially in the field of tonal culture and his/her own musicality
  2. The search for new interpretations of modern compositional language in relation to modern techniques of playing musical instruments
  3. Psychological issues of stage performance, concentration and relaxation
  4. Study of competition and concert repertoire
  5. Choosing the topic of the Master´s thesis

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 realizes 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 masters healthy psychological habits, including concentration and relaxation techniques, associated with public performance of music.

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:

Selection of etudes by H. Villa-Lobos, M. Zelenka and more technically demanding etudes by A. Barrios, F. Tárrega, M. Giuliani.


LEGNANI, Luigi. 36 Caprices, Op. 20

BOGDANOVIĆ, Dušan. 7 Easier Polymetric Studies, 7 Studies, Lento and Tocatta

Performance Pieces:


BACH, Johann Sebastian. Suites for Lute, Suites for Cello, Sonatas for Violin

WEISS, Sylvius Leopold. Sonatas and Partitas for Lute

FROBERGER, Johann Jakob. Suites for lute

KELNER, David. Fantasie

TELEMANN, Georg Philipp.

LOSY, Jan Antonín. Suites for lute

SCARLATTI, Domenico. Sonatas


SOR, Fernando. Grande Sonate Op. 22

GIULIANI, Mauro. Gran Sonata Eroica

DIABELLI, Anton. Sonata in A major

PONCE, Manuel María. Sonata III

TURINA, Joaquín. Sonata for Guitar Op. 61

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, Mario. Sonata 'Hommage à Boccherini' Op. 77

RODRIGO, Joaquín. Sonata Giocosa

MANÉN, Joan. Fantasia - Sonata

BROUWER, Leo. Sonata

GINASTERA, Alberto. Sonata for Guitar Op. 47

BOGDANOVIĆ, Dušan. Jazz Sonata

ANGULO, Eduardo. Sonata No. 2

BÁRTA, Lubor. Sonata

Guitar concertos:

GIULIANI, Mauro. Concerto in A major, Op. 30

CARULLI, Ferdinando. Concerto in E minor, Op. 140

LHOYER, Antoine de. Concerto op. 16

RODRIGO, Joaquín. Concierto de Aranjuez, Fantasia para un gentilhombre

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, Mario. Concerto No. 1 in D major

PONCE, Manuel María. Concierto del sur

VILLA-LOBOS, Heitor. Concerto pour guitare et petit orchestre

BROUWER, Leo. Concierto Elegíaco, Concierto de Volos

PIAZOLLA, Ástor. Double Concerto for Guitar and Bandoneon

TANSMAN, Alexandre. Concertino pour guitare et orchestre

ARNOLD, Malcolm. Concerto Op. 67

OBROVSKA, Jana. Concerto meditativo

Example of repertoire to complete:

Classicism, Romanticism:

SOR, Fernando. Grand Solo Op. 14

GIULIANI, Mauro. Grande Ouverture

AGUADO, Dionisio. Rondo Nos. 1-3 Op. 2

COSTE, Napoléon. Fantaisie Op. 16

LEGNANI, Luigi. Fantasia op. 19

MERTZ, Johann Kaspar. Fantasie Hongroise

MANJÓN, Antonio Jimenez. Aire Vasco

REGONDI, Giulio. Reverie

20th and 21st century:

TÁRREGA, Francisco. Gran Jota

BARRIOS, Agustín. Un Sueño en la Floresta

ALBÉNIZ, Isaac. Suite Española

MORENO-TORROBA, Federico. Pièces Caractéristiques

TURINA, Joaquín. Fandanguillo

MOMPOU, Federico. Suite Compostelana

RODRIGO, Joaquín. Junto al Generalife, Invocación y danza

TANSMAN, Alexandre. Cavatina

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, Mario. 24 Caprichos de Goya - selection

PONCE, Manuel María. Variations sur „Folia de España“ et Fugue

MARTIN, Frank. Quatre pièces brèves

HENZE, Hans Werner. Drei Tentos

ARNOLD, Malcolm. Fantasy Op. 107

WALTON, William. Five Bagatelles

BROUWER, Leo. Variations on a theme of Django Reinhardt

PIAZOLLA, Ástor. Cinco Piezas

HAUG, Hans. Prélude, Tiento et Toccata

D'ANGELO, Nuccio. Due canzoni lidie

TAKEMITSU, Tóru. All in Twilight, In the Woods

BELLINATI, Paulo. Jongo

EBEN, Petr. Tabulatura nova

OBROVSKA, Jana. Japanese Pictures, Homage to Czech Chant

RAK, Štěpán. Voces de Profundis

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

Evaluation methods and criteria

Conditions for attestation: active participation in lessons, playing pre-assigned compositions in front of KSN teachers: 2 etudes, 1-2 movements from a Baroque suite, sonata or partita, 1 piece of virtuoso character or 1 movement from a concerto, performance of an annual recital

Other requirements: minimum 80 % attendance



Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:

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Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

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