Jazz Guitar admission requirements for non-degree studies

  • Performance of three popular jazz standards of different tempo (slow, medium, fast): theme, improvisation, harmony playing, chordal accompaniment.
  • Playing major and minor blues (improvisation, chordal playing without theme) in various keys and tempos.
  • Knowledge of about 10 jazz standards – theme and improvisation – in original harmonisation from memory. The repertoire has to be presented to the examination panel in the exam material submitted by the candidate.
  • Improvisation on the harmonic line given at the exam.
  • Sight reading of a melody or chordal line given at the exam.
  • Presentation of frequently used jazz chords in basic position and in various inversions.