E flat Clarinet Playing 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
106KRE2 Z 1 1T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The E flat clarinet is considerably used in orchestras, as a solo instrument and in other music genres. Considering that the difference in student playing of the instrument may vary greatly, an individual instruction path is chosen. Study litereature is assigned according to student abilities. Etudes and recital pieces largely originate in clarinet literature. Recital pieces are oriented towards easier pieces for this instrument. Also, the reason the student wishes to play the instrument is decisive for the instruction method. E flat clarinet reed modification is instructed. These reeds are, in their structure, similar to clarinet reeds but the modification technique has its own rules.

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 Eb clarinet is an instrument in many music ensembles. This instrument is used considerably in orchestras, solo and, today, in other music genres. This course gradually provides the student with all skills needed for playing. Students are divided according to their skills. They are introduced to techniques of how to properly play the Eb clarinet. Considering that the differences in playing the Eb clarinet may be quite great, individual instruction paths are selected. The individual approach and the acceptance of varying skills is the road to get the less abled quickly to a good standard of playing. The study literature is distributed according to student skills. Etudes and recital pieces originates in clarinet literature. Recital pieces are oriented towards easier compositions intended for this instrument. The viewpoint of the student about why they wish to play the Eb clarinet is definitive for the course method. Many wish to play the instrument for practical reasons of which there are many and advantageous in auditions for orchestra seats. Eb clarinet reed modifications are also taught. These reeds are, in their structure similar to clarinet reeds but modification techniques are specific.

Recommended or required reading

Keepke, Paul : Scherzo (CI. Mib 8 p

Lancen : ltalienne.Petite cl mib (ou cl. alte) 8 piano ne)

Rimsky-Korsakov (Thurston) : The rose 8 the nightingaie (Ci. Mib ou cl. Alte 8 pne)

Teselli (Geldberg, N.) : Serenade (Cl. Alte 8 pne)

Verdi (Ostrander, A.): Ana frem „the Masked BalI“ (Cl. Alte 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.

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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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