Bass-clarinet Playing 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
106BKR1 Z 1 1T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Jiří HLAVÁČ, Jan MACH, Vlastimil MAREŠ

Name of lecturer(s)

Jiří HLAVÁČ, Jan MACH, Vlastimil MAREŠ

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The bass clarinet is part of many music groups. The course provides the student with all skills and knowledge needed for playing theinrument. Students are divided according to their abilities. They are introduced to technique of proper playing. Considering that the difference of student playing skills can greatly vary, individual instruction paths are chosen. The view of the student as to why they wish to play the instrument is decisive for the course method. The students are introduced to the instrument and its potential. For those who are more proficient in playing, easier etudes are used to define their playing issues and the most feasible path to correction is found.

Mode of study

On-going participation in symphony and opera orchestra auditions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Instrument skills at the level corresponding to the study year and student profile.

Course contents

The Bass clarinet is an instrument of many music groups. This instrument is extensively used in orchestra, solo and, today, other music genres. This course gradually provides students with all skills and knowledge needed for playing the bass clarinet. Students are divided according to their skills. They are introduced to the techniques of proper playing of the bass clarinet. Considering that the difference in students' playing of the bass clarinet can be great a individual path of instruction is selected. This individual approach and the acceptance of various skills is the path to get the less proficient quickly to a good playing level. The reason the student wishes to play the bass clarinet is definitive for the course method. Not everyone is interested in the bass clarinet solo track. Many wish to play this instrument for practical reasons. There are many advantages in auditions for orchestra chairs. Students are introduced to the instrument and its potential. For those who continue playing the bass clarinet the help is found in the easiest etudes identifying playing issues and a path to the feasible correction is found.

Recommended or required reading

Calmel, Jean : 16 etudes (Cl ou cl basse) Elementaire

Porter, N. / Lowry, R.: Studies 8 meiodious etudes for bass clar. Level 1

Stevens, Halsey: 12 melodic studies for cl. (Sib, La, Mib ou basse)

Bach (BontouX): Les 6 suites de Bach (Cl. Basse) clé de ta

Kunst, Jos: Solo identity 1(1972) Cl. basse seu Gd tormat

Lang, I.: About 6 minutes, For bass clarinet

Zander, H. J.: Capriccio (Cl. basse seule)

Anonyme (Ferreira/Nix): Round her neck (She wore a yellow ribbon) Cl.Basse 8 pno.

Anonyme (Goldberg, N.): Forest green (Cl. basse 8 pno)

Anonyme (Hummel, H.) : The foggy dew : Old irish melody (Cl. basse 8 pno)

Anonyme (Leonard, B.) : Two guitars (Air trad. Russe arr. Cl. basse 8 pno)

Anonyme (Weber, F.) : Deep river (Cl. basse 8 pno)

Bolli, Frédéric Lily: 11 Miniaturen (saX alto ou cl ou cl. basse 8 pno)

Fauré (Davis, S.) : Sicilienne op. (Cl. basse 8 pno)

Gounod (Walters) : March ota marionette (cl. basse 8 pno)

Grieg (Porter, N.) : Norwegian dance (Cl. basse pno)

Haendel (Ayres, T.A.): Andante 8 bourree (Cl. basse pna)

Haendel (Barr, R.) : Allegra fram cto nf minor (Cl. basse S pna)

Haydn (Treutel, E. F.): Concerta: Andante (Cl. basse S pna)

Marcello (Hite, D.) : Sonata na minor (Cl. basse ou cl, Contrebasse sib S pna).

Kučera, Václav : Duo dramma

Kučera, Václav : Tabu a Due Boemi

Assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation of instrument and orchestra playing, completion of the established repertoire, AKS verification, all concluded with the award of credit.

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Instructors manage the alternation of individual orchestra parts according to composer notes.

Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:

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Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans