Orchestral Parts and Solos for Double Bass 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
105PKO2 Z 1 1 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 15 to 20 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

Subject guarantor

Radomír ŽALUD

Name of lecturer(s)


Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student has mastered effective and professionally appropriate study, rehearsal and examination techniques.

The student has craft skills in relation to representative repertoire, various styles, etc.

The student recognizes, interprets, arranges, realizes, and/or memorizes musical material using musical notation and/or listening.

Mode of study


Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

Learning objectives:

Orchestral Parts and Solos for Double Bass 2 is directly related to the subject Playing in the Orchestra. The aim of the course is individual preparation of double bass parts, especially in terms of bowing and fingering, and development of agile orientation when playing from the page. Its focus broadens the spectrum of the student's knowledge and skills to include those that will condition his/her possible future employment as a soloist and orchestral player. Emphasis is placed on the flexibility of technical mastery of compositions in the shortest possible time and mastery of the manner of playing in a symphony orchestra, instrumental and interpretative mastery of works of the orchestral repertoire, and careful acceptance of the teacher's comments. This develops, over a longer period of time, the technique and quality of the performance of the piece, contributing to the quality of the student's presentation in the course Playing in the Orchestra.

Thematic areas:

Recommended or required reading

Instructions for the selection of compositions, their rehearsal and performance will be specified by the teacher, taking into account the individual abilities and talents of each student.

Example repertoire:

SMETANA, Bedřich: overture to the opera The Bartered Bride

JANÁČEK, Leoš: Symphonietta, Taras Bulba

MARTINŮ, Bohuslav: Symphony No. 6

SUK, Josef: Fairy Tale, Op. 16 „On the Faithful Love of Radūz and Mahulena and Their Sorrows“

Additional literature will be specified by the instructor during the semester, taking into account the student's talents and individual skills and in accordance with the current repertoire of the course Playing in the Orchestra.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in classes, playing selected repertoire in front of the teachers of the department.

Other requirements: minimum 80% attendance.



Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

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Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans