Bassoon Playing 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
106FG1 Z 9 2T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

František HERMAN, Jiří SEIDL

Name of lecturer(s)


Learning outcomes of the course unit

In simple etudes and recital pieces, students recognize and define individual instrument and playing problems which the student brought from previous study - these may regard tone, improper breathing and ignorance of the proper technique principles.

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 Bassoon is an instrument used in many music groups. This course provides students with all skills and knowledge needed in playing the Bassoon. The course aim prepares the student for the soloist, chamber or professional orchestra track. The educational viewpoint of this is not neglected. The graduate will be prepared for the middle-school and conservatory education track. The student must sit and entrance exam for the course in which talent, stage performance skills and technical maturity. The primary component of instruction is the recognition of poor habits or unresolved issues which the student has brought with them. This may include the creation of tone, improper breathing and ignorance of proper technique. The technical aspect of playing is instructed through easier etudes - Pivoňka, Milde where it is possible to precisely demonstrate how it may be possible to achieve the most effective correction. This includes primarily practices in holding first noest of a group of fast notes, ex: the first and third of four sixteenth notes, or the first and third of a triplet, etc. Individual exrecises for tone quality, proper embouchure and breathing exercises are also part of instruction and guided such that each exercises correspond to individual student skills. Musicality and Baroque and Classic principles of performance are taught with composers such as Marcello, Bach, Hummel for their transparent structure and simple technical aspect. This covers primarily the structure of phrases, topics, climax, dynamics, construction of the cadenzas, etc. This is all part of instruction at middle-school but not always does the student have extensive knowledge of this which may help in use for their profession.

Recommended or required reading

Pivoňka, Karel: Technické a rytmické etudy

Milde, L : Technické etudy

Marcello, Benedeto : Sonáta

Bach, Johan Christian: Koncert B a Es dur

Hummel,,Jan, Nepomuk : Grand concerto F dur

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.

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