Clarinet Playing 1

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106KR1 Z 9 2T Czech winter

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Name of lecturer(s)

Jiří HLAVÁČ, Vlastimil MAREŠ, Irvin VENYŠ

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Using simple etudes and recital pieces, playing issues are recognized and defined which the student has brought from previous study - these may concern tone creation, improper breathing and ignorance of proper technique principles.

  1. Technical issues are instructed using easier etudes - E. Cavallini, Klosé, Gambaro, Baermann.
  2. Individual exercises for tone quality, proper embouchure and breathing.
  3. Musicality and Classical music performance principles are instructed on early Classical pieces - Rosseti, Stamitz, Koželuh, Molter.

Mode of study

On-going participation in chamber competitions and in symphonic and opera orchestra auditions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

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

Course contents

The clarinet is an instrument in many music ensembles. This course provides the student with all skills needed for playing. The aim is to prepare the student as a independent solist, chamber or orchestra musician.The education field is not overlooked. The graduate will be prepared for the education track in middle schools and conservatories. The student must complete an admissions exam to enter the course in musical talent, stage performance and talent, stage performance skills and adequate technique maturity. The primary element of instruction is the recognition of poor habits or resolution of issues the student has brought with them. This may involve tone creation, improper breathing and ignorance of proper technique principles. The technical aspect of playing is instructed through easier etudes - E. Cavallini, Klose, Gambaro, Baermann, where it is possible to precisely demonstrate where correction is necessary and how to do it most effectively. This is primarily practice in holding the first note of a group of fast tones, for example, the first and third of four sixteenth notes or the first of a triplet, etc. Individaul exercises for tone quality, proper embouchure and breathing are also part of instruction and are performed such that each exercise corresponds to the individual skills of the student. Musicality and performance principles of Classic literature are instructed with compositions by rosseti, Stamitz, Koželuh, Molter, for their clear structure and simple technical aspect. This is primarily the building of phrases, themes, climaxes, dynamics and building one's own cadenzas, etc. The is all part of instruction at middle-schools but the student doesn't always have extensive knowledge which can be used in their profession.

Recommended or required reading

Cavallini,Ernesto: Cappriccia

Klosé, Hyacinthe : Klarinettenetüden. I

Rosetti (Roesler), Franz Anton: Klarinettenkonzert Es dur

Stamic, Karel: Konzert No. 3

Gambaro, Alessandro : 22 Progresivních studií

Baermann,Carl : 24 Etud

Koželuh, Leopold: Koncert Es Dur

Molter, Johann Meltior : Koncert č.3

Assessment methods and criteria

Student performance is assessed in all facets of performance. First of all the composition the student played is examined and individual pitfalls of performance are pointed out. Also assessed is how the student dealt with these problems. Noted, as well, is the playing level of the student in terms of technique, intonation, sound, dynamics and performance.

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Instructors manage the alternation of individual chamber parts according composer notes and preference to solist and accompaniment elements.

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