E flat Clarinet Playing 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
106KRE1 Z 1 1T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Jiří HLAVÁČ, Jan MACH, Vlastimil MAREŠ

Name of lecturer(s)

Jiří HLAVÁČ, Jan MACH, Vlastimil MAREŠ

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The E flat clarinet is an instrument of many music groups. This course gradually provides students with all skills and knowledge needed for playing the E flat clarinet. Students are divided according to their abilities. They are introduced to technique of how to play the instrument. Considering that the difference in student playing the instrument may vary greatly, individual instruction paths are chosen. The reason the student wishes to play the instrument is decisive for the course method. Students are introduced to the instrument and its potential. For those who are more proficient on the instrument, easier etudes are used to identify playing issues and the most feasible correction path is found.

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 study-year level and profile of the student.

Course contents

The E-flat clarinet is part of many music groups. This instrument is extensively used in orchestras, as a solo instrument and other music genres. This course gradually provides students with all the skills and knowledge needed in playing the E-flat clarinet. Considering differences in the students ability in playing the E-flat clarinet can be quite diverse, individual paths of instruction are chosen. The reason the students wish to play the E-flat clarinet is also decisive for the course methodology. The individual approach and acceptance of the varying skills is the way to get the less proficient to a good playing level. The solo track for the E-flat clarinet is fundamentally impossible. Many wish to play this instrument for practical reasons which are often advantageous in auditions for orchestra chairs. Students are introduced to the instrument and its potential. For those who are more advanced on the instrument, easier etudes are selected to define playing issues and the most feasible paths to correction are found.

Recommended or required reading

Cavallini, Ernesto: Carnavale di Venezia (CI mib 8 pne)

Corelli (Vexman) : Sarabande 8 gigue (Cl. Mib 8 pne)

Dere, Jean (VoXman): Andante 8 scherzo (Ci. Mib 8 pne)

Joplin (Walters, H. ) : The Entertainer (Cl. Mib 8 pne)

Hausl J. : Scherzo (cl mib 8 pne)

Haydn (Gonzales, J. F. ): Sérénade cl (eu saX) sib ou mib

Dvorak (Leonard, B .) : Slavonie dance (Cl. Alte 8 pne)

Ravel (Bettoney, H. ) : Pavane pour une infante defunte (Cl. Alte ou sax alte 8 pne)

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.

Course web page

http://www.hamu.cz/katedry/katedra-dechovych-nastroju

Note

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

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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