Didactics/Teaching Practical of French Horn 2

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106DPLR2 ZK 1 1T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course provides an awareness of orchestra literature and practices the most important solos that the orchestra musician may encounter in practice. In all the courses all composers and their important solos for French horn are gradually added. This course works with orchestral studies by Albin Frehsee, Emil Wipperich, Johannes Ritzkowsky and Czech Philharmonic parts.

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 students understand priniciples in playing the French horn and its activities in practice. This course is methodic practice covering proper fingering techniques, performance and literature. Students are enabled to practice with students which have just begun playing the instrument. Fingering technique is demonstrated in simple etudes and a presentation is given of how to proceed in practicing or removing problems. A large part of the course is devoted to performance potential and a view of that potential and how to achieve it in various genres and periods of music properly or even possible interpretations. This is linked to a survey of the instrument literature. Methodology practice is part of the course where student guide their student which either are beginning on the French horn or have achieve various levels of playing.

Recommended or required reading

P. Farkas Umění hry na žesťové nástroje

Assessment methods and criteria

Initiative and creativity of approach are assessed.

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Students acquire necessary information in the didactics of the relevant study. This may expand the instruction capabilities of the teacher.

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