Bassoon Playing 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
106FG2 ZK 9 2T Czech summer

Subject guarantor

František HERMAN, Jiří SEIDL

Name of lecturer(s)


Learning outcomes of the course unit

Through easier etudes and recital pieces insufficiencies in playing will be identified and defined. This course searches for the optimal path for correction.

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

This course provides the students with technique, tone quality, intonation and performance skills to withstand well competition in the soloist, chamber and orchestral music fields. The course guides the future artist to independence, fulfillment of their own ideas and defense of their thoughts. Considering that each student has differing skills in reacting to new situations, or has other physical talents for mastering individual aspects of playing, individual paths for each are chosen which allows for the quick learning of proper habits and eliminating everything that is not part of Bassoon playing. The course intent is to find the proper road to removing these deficiencies, improving proper techniqe, continuing in the practice of proper breathing, etc. Rhythmic, intonation and metric precision is practiced in etudes - Pivoňka, Milde. Students learn to master individual fingers such they they will be able with any of them to hold any and every tone which seems important or interesting to emphasize. In high-Classic and Baroque works Bassoon playing technique becomes more precise but also learned is the structure of a classic concert and the nature of music. The selection of recital pieces are oriented towards the works of Graupner, Telemann, Hummel, etc. An effort to master all attributes of playing the instrument at the most equal levels is necessary.

Recommended or required reading

Pivoňka, Karel: Technické a rytmické etudy

Milde, L : Technické etudy

Graupner, Ch: Koncert pro fagot

Telemann, Georg Philip: Sonáta f a e moll

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.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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