Didactics/Teaching Practical of Tuba 1
Jiří HLAVÁČ, Karel MALIMÁNEK
Name of lecturer(s)
Jiří HLAVÁČ, Karel MALIMÁNEK
Learning outcomes of the course unit
This course serves as methodic practice and explanation of all the tuba 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.
- Instruction of proper breathing using breathing exercises.
- 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
- Proper tonguing in setting method
- Proper tonguing in staccato method
- Holding the instrument, relaxing muscles and lightness of coordination.
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Instrument skills at the corresponding level to the study year, student profile and sufficient music repertoire.
The didactics are tied to all instructional procedures including the specification of methodological outputs and the quality of outputs in interpretive fields.This course prepares students for the education track at middle-schools, conservatories or music schools. It also helps student understand tuba 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 tuba 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 tuba 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 related 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.
Recommended or required reading
Hoza, Václav : Škola hry na tubu- metodická část
Assessment methods and criteria
Initiative and creative approach.
Course web page
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Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:
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Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Tuba (Mg) (optional subject)