Jazz - Trombone

  1. General objectives of the specialization:

Students acquire professional knowledge and general music literacy, which makes them suitable for performing their professional qualifications.

General tasks of the specialization::
Explain to the student the play mode required for high-end musical expression and professional instrument management, and to make sure that the playing modes and the musical concept are coherent; develop the musical abilities of the students, their rhythm sensation, their music, musical memory, creative talent and performances; to develop the ability of thinking, self-directed spiritual control, the need for constant self-cultivation; explain the context of musical instrument and musical performance; describe the main styles of the instrument’s literature; make it receptive to the reception of contemporary music; learn how to play instrumental music , improve the moral characteristics of the students (will, endurance, etc.), aesthetic sense, shape your personality.

  1. Content of the course

Admission requirements


  1. Major and harmonic minor scales in different tempos and styles – staccato, legato – , in simpler keys.
  2. 2 etudes from the 2nd volume of Kopprasch’s edition.
  3. 2 pieces at the choice of the candidate. (For example, Saint-Saens: Kavatina; Sachse: Concerto; Gafe: Concerto; De La Nux: Concerto; Spinelli: Concerto or pieces of similar difficulty.)


  1. Solistic performance of three popular jazz standards (theme-improvisation-theme) of different tempo (slow, medium, fast) and character (ballad, Latin, swing, pair and impair metrum). Piano accompaniment is provided by the department, but the candidate has to bring the notes – suitable for piano accompaniment.
  2. Blues improvisation with simple harmonies in various tempos and in simpler keys.
  3. Playing about 10 jazz standards in original harmonisation from memory. (Presentation of themes with stylistic phrasing, without improvisation)
  4. Sight reading of a motive possibly with stylistic phrasing, given at the exam.
  1. Breakdown in Semesters of the Course , Control method


  • The pharsing’ speculiarities of jazz music.
  • Playing evenly on taps eight and triangular pulses;
  • Swing (off beates) pulsation, emphasis;
  • Distinction between eighth and triolytic pulsations, within one piece.
  • Setting the basic context of emphasis.
  • Comparison of rhythmic principle and melody. Analyzing and playing the melodies.
  • An overview of the basics of improvisation, fundamental harmony, and the scales available to them. Basic chords (moll7, dominant7, majors, majors 6 …) and their most basic scales (dór, mixolid, dur); II-V-I, III-VI-II-V-I sequences in all major and harmonious minors.
  • Build a repertoire.
  • Creating and analyzing transcripts
  • Scale Exercises
  • Exercising Diatonic Scales and Their Practices in all Major Tones