Bassoon Playing 4

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
106FG4 ZK 7 2T Czech summer

Subject guarantor

František HERMAN, Jiří SEIDL

Name of lecturer(s)


Learning outcomes of the course unit

All issues regarding playing the Basson - fingering techniques, intonation, proper breathing and performance are advanced in the most challenging etudes with an emphasis on those deficiences not yet mastered. Upon well mastered simple staccato, double-staccato is taught.

Mode of study

Continuing participation in symphony and opera orchestra auditions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Instrument skills at the level corresponding to study year and student profile.

Course contents

This course provides students with technique, tone quality, intonation and performance skills to stand up well in competition in soloist, chamber and orchestral music fields. This guides the students to independence and to realize and defend their own ideas. These are the foundations of this instruction. Personal development is a priority. All issues regarding playing the Bassoon are advanced in Pivoňka and Milde Oubradous with an emphasis on those deficiencies which have not been completely mastered. If the Bassoon technique of the student allows instruction in double-staccato begins. This is the principle of the tongue is set on a tone twice in a row in place of one. The second occurs using the air stream. Older shools used the sound „K.“ If the simple staccato is not sufficient enough, the double-staccato is instructed in the following course. Recital compositions are oriented towards works with greater imagination in which the student joins in with their own ideas and thoughts - Saint Saens, Pauer, Bond, Vivaldi.

Recommended or required reading

Pivoňka, Karel: Technické a rytmické etudy, Variace stupnic a akordů

Milde, L : Technické etudy

Oubradous, F : Kompletní studie

Saint Saëns , Camille: Sonáta

Pauer, Jiří: Koncert

Bond, C : Concerto

Vivaldi,Antonio : 6 Sonát

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment of instrument and orchestra playing. Fulfillment of established repertoire. AKS certification. All concluded with the award of credit.

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Instructors manage 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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