Freshman - 1st term
All first term freshman
guitar students must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following
areas during their first jury to pass onto the second term study. Students
failing to meet the following technical standards may continue to study
at the first term level until proficiency is demonstrated.
All required material is selected from the Complete Jerry Hahn Method
For Jazz Guitar
(Mel Bay Publications MB99116BCD) unless otherwise noted.
Scales and Arpeggios
Major Five positions in the key of G transposed to any key
Be able to play two positions for Ma, Ma7, Ma6, 7th, 9th, mi,
mi7, diminished and augmented chords without open strings in any key.
Be able to play the chord changes to Cherokee. Chord forms
are selected from
Be able to play lines a, b, c and d on page 146. Chord forms are selected
from pages 137-140.
Memorize the exercises found on pages
10, 11 and 12 (#4)
Selected standards and jazz classics
Three pages of Rhythms Complete by Charles Colin
You will be expected to read an appropriate piece on
sight during each jury. The Real Book is a sight-reading source.
Complete Jerry Hahn Method For Jazz Guitar Mel Bay Publications MB99116BCD
Rhythms Complete by Charles Colin
Melodic Rhythms for Guitar by William Leavitt
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