Saxophone Playing 3

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106SX3 Z 1 1T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students are acquainted with the potential of the instrument. More complex compositions are selected. Issues in playing the instrument are identified and a path to playing improvement is found.

Mode of study

On-going participation of the students in symphony and opera orchestra auditions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

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

Course contents

The saxophone 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 saxophone. This course focuses on orchestra literature, primarily saxophone solos. A great number of clarinetists select the saxophone for its use in orchestras. The saxophone is quite prominent in symphonic aand opera works. Therefore, great space is given to orchestra literature. Even for those not interested in orchestra playing, there is a presentation of individual orchestra parts but also instruction in solo literature, literature with piano accompaniment or other chamber groups is prepared. Considering differences in the students ability in playing the saxophone can be quite diverse, individual paths of instruction are chosen. The reason the students wish to play the saxophone is also decisive for the course methodology.

Recommended or required reading

Instrument solo and chamber literature.

Assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation of instrument and orchestra playing, completion of the established repertoire, AKS verification, all concluded with the award of credit.

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Instructors manage the alternation of individual orchestra parts according to composer notes.

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