Saxophone Playing 4

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
106SX4 ZK 1 1T Czech summer

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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 an instrument used in many music groups. This instrument is extensively used in orchestras, solos and other music genres today. This course gradually provides students with all skills and knowledge needed in playing the saxophone. Students receive a complete overview of saxophone issues. They acquire knowledge in playing the instrument as well as a general overview of potential piccolo use. Their educational method view is supported in instruction. An emphasis is placed on the gradual comparison of the differences in playing quality of individual students. The less mature must achieve a level which ensures them professional application of the saxophone. Course literature originates in the more demanding compositions for the instrument, also with piano or orchestra accompaniment. Solo and orchestral solo literature is also studied. At the close of the course all playing issues are reviewed. The overview of orchestral solos is reviewed and saxophone literature in the broadest sense is described.

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.

Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

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