I level Diploma Jazz Drums

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I level Diploma JAZZ DRUMS



Test 1 checks instrument skills and candidate’s music experience. Test 2 verifies theory and musical culture knowledge.

Test 1
1) Performance of two musical pieces, one chosen by the candidate and one by the commission among five pieces presented. Pieces may be played in trio or with pre-recorded accompaniment and shall be selected among the following list: • All the Things You Are • Autumn Leaves • Blue Bossa • Lady Bird • My Funny Valentine • Satin Doll • Scrapple From The Apple • Solar • So What • Stella by Starlight • Take the “A” Train • Well You Needn’t • What Is This Thing Called Love? • Tenor Madness St. Thomas • I got rhythm 
2) Performance of a solo on a Blues theme, orchestrated melodically on the set, chosen by the candidate within: • Billie’s bounce • Now’s the time • Blue Monk • Sonnymoon for two • Straight no chaser
3) Performace of a basic swing rhythm on cymbals and pedals, including hand coordination on drum on 4 and 8 beats measures.
4) Sight-reading of a short music piece
5) Performance of the following fundamentals: single alternated hits, duoble hits, paradiddle, single grace note, multiple bounce.
The commission reserves the right to interrupt the audition at any moment.

Test 2
1) Sight-reading solfège, with syllables, on the treble clef. Difficulty level: complex rhythmics appropriate to the instrumental or vocal repertoire up until the 1900s.
2) Sight-reading solfège, with syllables, on the seven clefs. Medium difficulty
3) Sight-singing of a melodic solfège. Short modulations and transposition (one note up or down).
4) Music dictation of a short melody with accidentals.
5) General music theory questions.

N.B. candidates will be exempted from the latter test if awarderd with one of the following:

Test 2 (Piano practice)
A basic knowledge of the piano is also requested. It will be verified by the performance of an easy chord progression or the performance of a blues theme or similar, played with right hand while playing an easy accompaniment with left hand.

Motivational interview.



STUDY PLAN I LEVEL JAZZ DRUMS enrolled from a.a. 2021/22