- 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.
- Content of the course
- Major and harmonic minor scales in different tempos and styles – staccato, legato – , in simpler keys.
- 2 etudes from the 2nd volume of Kopprasch’s edition.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Blues improvisation with simple harmonies in various tempos and in simpler keys.
- Playing about 10 jazz standards in original harmonisation from memory. (Presentation of themes with stylistic phrasing, without improvisation)
- Sight reading of a motive possibly with stylistic phrasing, given at the exam.
- 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