Clarinet Playing 5

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
106KR5 Z 11 2T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Jiří HLAVÁČ, Vlastimil MAREŠ

Name of lecturer(s)

Jiří HLAVÁČ, Vlastimil MAREŠ, Irvin VENYŠ

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Fingering technique, intonation, rhythm feeling, tone and breathing quality and interpretation imagination are instructed using the most difficult etudes. Recital pieces are oriented towards the pivotal flute repertoire.

  1. The most difficult etudes in technical, embouchure, rhythm and breathing aspects. Precise intonation and technique is given attention - Jeanjean, Jettel.
  2. Double staccato is taught to all students using Prof. V. Mares's method which is based on the collaboration of the tone and breath sounding of the second tone.
  3. Pivotal clarinet recital repertoire pieces - Mozart, Rossini, Crussel.

Mode of study

Systematic stage practice in solo creations, chamber ensembles and smaller or symphonic orchestras. Regular performance in the performance course and playback of individual instrument classes.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

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

Course contents

The clarinet is an instrument of many music groups. This course provides the student with all skills needed for playing the clarinet. The course must guide the student to the final bachelor's study. All work with the student considers the bachelor's graduation concert and the bachelor's thesis. An appropriate topic and repertoire are investigated. To provide the student with the highest level of techical challenge etudes are selected from those with the most difficult technical, embouchure and breathing aspects - Jeanjean, Jettel. Students achive refined fingering technique with the ability to hold any tone. The tone quality must fulfill the reqirements of compositions from all periods. The intonation level must bear the most demanding of requirements. Necessary is a personal approach. The repertoire of this course reflects the interests of the students and become a sort of calling card. It is, of course, necessary to go through the pivotal clarinet repertoire - Mozart, Rossini, Debussy, Crussel. It is best when the thesis which is of particular interest to the student. This enables the broadest and highest quality of development. Double staccato is taught to all students.

Recommended or required reading

Jeanjean ,Paul : 25 etud technických a melodických

Jettel, Rudolf : Speciální studie pro klarinet

Rossini ,Giac: Introdukce ,téma a variace

Debussy, Claude : Premiere Rhapsodie

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Koncert pro klarinet A dur KS.622

Crusell, Bernhard Henrych : Koncerty pro klarinet č. 1 Es Dur, 3 B Dur, 5 f moll, 11 B Dur

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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The subject is a part of the following study plans