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Contrabaixo Acústico

May 25, 2023 - September 15, 2023

Contrabaixo Acústico

Registration is available until May 12th, free of charge. Classes will be held from May 22 to September 15, 2023.

Taught by Professor Alexandre Ritter with monitoring by Lucas Rocha, the course is biannual and will feature face-to-face and online classes, both of which are individual. Below is information regarding levels and prerequisites:

Levels and Prerequisites

Acoustic Bass for beginners (individual lesson)

  • no need to know how to read sheet music
  • own instrument and bow
  • be at least 14 years old
  • be able to bring your own instrument to every class
  • take the instrument and the bow to the interview, to be evaluated by the teacher

Acoustic Bass – intermediate level (individual lesson)

  • know how to read sheet music
  • own instrument and bow
  • be at least 14 years old
  • be able to bring your own instrument to every class
  • two contrasting pieces (one fast and one slow) of free choice
  • take the instrument and the bow to the interview, to be evaluated by the teacher

Acoustic Bass – advanced level (individual class in person or online)

  • for online classes, have access to a computer and an adequate internet connection

program to be executed in the video selection exam:

The three items below must be performed in the video:

  1.  ONE (1) movement of the 6 Suites for solo violoncello by J. S. Bach. The execution must be in memory.
  2. First movement of ONE (1) of the concertos below, without piano accompaniment:
    1. Concert by J. B. Vanhal (Hofmeister edition) – with cadenza by H. K. Gruber (Doblinger edition)
    2. Concerto in B minor by G. Bottesini with cadenza (Yorke Edition)
  3. Orchestra parts:
    1.  STRAUSS, Richard – Ein Heldenleben Op. 40 (Hero Life): 9 to 7 after 13
    2. MOZART, Wolfang A. – Symphony No. 35: IV movement: from the beginning to the let

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