Didactics/Teaching Practical of Oboe 1

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106DPHO1 Z 1 1T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course serves as methodic practice and explanation of all the oboe player issues. In simple etudes and recital pieces playing problems are identified and defined which the student may encounter in their activities in performance and in teaching.

  1. Instruction of proper breathing using breathing exercises.
  2. Instruction in creating tone, various embouchure methods.

2/a Proper placement of the lips - method exercises

2/b Proper placement of the teeth - method exercises

  1. Proper tonguing in setting method
  2. Proper tonguing in staccato method
  3. Holding the instrument, relaxing muscles and lightness of coordination.
  4. Reed production methods.

Mode of study

contact instruction

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Instrument skills at the corresponding level to the study year, student profile and sufficient music repertoire.

Course contents

This course prepares students for the education track at middle-schools, conservatories or music schools. It also helps student understand oboe playing and it practical uses. Considering that at this school level the standard and skills of the pupils is different, this method covers each level separately. First of all the methodology aspect covers all attributes of oboe playing directly in the student's playing. The all method exercises are defined. This is proper breathing, creating a tone, proper embouchure, fingering technique, performance and literature. This course covers breath, tone, embouchure, holding of the instrument, muscle relaxation and lightness in overall coordination. Breath in oboe playing is one of the most important factors. The entire futher development and potential depends on the mastery of proper breath technique. Breathing is methodically practiced using breathing exercises. Creating tone is closely relatded to this. Linked to breathing methodology is embouchure and an analysis of proper setting and particular pressure of the lips and the upper and lower teeth. Proper tongue function is divided into to parts. The first covers setting, various types and potential. The second covers staccato, its speed, length and quality. Reed making is also practiced.

Recommended or required reading

Various schools, etudes, phrase practice, scale etudes, recital compositions, literature for related instruments - oboe d'amore, English horn, orchestra parts for:

a) beginners

b) 2-4 year at conservatory

c) 5-6 year at conservatory

Assessment methods and criteria

Initiative and creativity of approach are assessed.

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