Tuba Playing 5

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106TU5 Z 11 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students are introduced to further instrument potential. More difficult compositions at the technique and recital level are selected. Instrument playing issues are defined and manners of improving playing are investigated.

Mode of study

On-going student participation in symphony and opera orchestra auditions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Instrument skills at the corresponding study year and student profile.

Course contents

The tuba is an instrument of many music ensembles and genres. This course provides students with the skills necessary for playing the tuba. This course must guide the stuent to the final bachelor course. All work with the student is connected to the bachelor's graduation concert and the bachelor's thesis. An appropriate repertoire and topic are sought. In order to place the greatest technical demands on the student, etudes are selected which are the most challenging in technique, embouchure and breathing - Bordogni, Hause, Hilprecht. Students attain refined fingering technique and the ability to hold any tone. The tone quality must fulfill the requirements of compositions from all style periods. The intonation level must bear the most demanding requirements. A personal approach is required. The repertoire of this course reflects the interest of the student and becomes their calling card. It is necesary to go through key repertoire pieces - Frackenpohl, Bach, Williams, Gregson, Zámečník, Plog, Koetzier. It is best when the thesis originates in topics which is of interest to the student to enable the greatest quality and breadth.

Recommended or required reading


Marco Bordogni - 43 bel canto studies

J. B. Arban - Complete method for the tuba

T. Charlier - 32 etudes de perfectionnement pour tuba

P. Sciortino - 15 Études de concours

Recital pieces:

R. Vaughan Williams - Concerto

A. Arutiunian - Concerto

C. Saglietti - Concerto

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessing instrument and orchestra playing. Fulfilling established repertoire. AKS certification. All concluded with awarding of credit.

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

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