All sophomore guitar students must be able to demonstrate proficiency
in the following areas to pass on to junior level. Students failing
to meet the following technical standards may continue to study at the
sophomore level until proficiency is demonstrated.
All Required Material is selected from Complete Jerry Hahn Method For
Jazz Guitar unless otherwise noted.
Scales and Arpeggios
Melodic Minor, Lydian, Lydian Dominant, Locrian, Super Locrian (Altered),
Diminished, and Augmented Five positions in the key of G - transposed
to any key.
Scales must be performed in eighth notes at m.m. quarter note=184. Corresponding
arpeggios must be performed in quarter notes at 184.
Be able to play any chord form in any key from pages 137-140
Be able to play pages 136-157
Solos and Etudes
Be able to play pages 72 135
Memorize the chord melody and the chord
Chord forms are selected from pages 27-30 in Vol. 3.
Be able to play any page of Rhythms Complete by Charles Colin at m.m.
quarter note = 80 and the first thirty-five pages of Melodic Rhythms
for Guitar by William Leavitt at m.m. quarter note = 72 including comping
the chord changes in both books.
You will be expected to read an appropriate piece on sight during each
jury. The Real Book is a sight-reading source.
A general sophomore level of jazz awareness and musicianship should
include a thorough knowledge of jazz harmony and chord construction.
A sophomore level student should be comfortable performing in a group
playing twelve bar blues, tunes with simple forms, and modal type
tunes. An appropriate jury performance for a level change to the junior
level should include any scale in any key listed on this page, a solo
or etude from Complete Jerry Hahn Method For Jazz Guitar, a chord
melody arrangement, and be able to read any page from Rhythms Complete
by Charles Colin.
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