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University Curriculum

Audition Requirements
Jazz Guitar
Jerry Hahn requires that all students wishing to declare themselves a music major/minor must first pass an entrance audition in their chosen instrumental/vocal area. Students wishing to transfer in at higher levels should consult the area advisor before preparing for their audition.

Technique

Complete Jerry Hahn Method For Jazz Guitar Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (MB99116BCD)
The student should be prepared to play two major key scales with arpeggios and two dorian minor scales with arpeggios (2 octaves; 1 flat key and 1 sharp key. Two positions in each key. Scales should be played in eighth notes at m.m. quarter note=144. Arpeggios should be played in quarter notes at m.m. quarter note=144.

Repertoire
Complete Jerry Hahn Method For Jazz Guitar , Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (MB99116BCD)
The student should be prepared to play a Ma, Ma7, 6th, 7th, 9th, mi, mi7 and diminished chord without open strings in any key. The student should be prepared to play a twelve bar blues progression in two different keys (1 flat key and 1 sharp key). Any version from page146.

Sight-reading
The student will be asked to play a simple short, single-line melody in a common time signature. The student will also be asked to read music selected from the first 30 pages of the Mel Bay Guitar Method Grade 1.

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