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Milan Pauls
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Mo.- We.: 9:30 - 13 / 14 - 17 /// Thu.: 9:30 - 13 Uhr / 14 - 18 /// Fr.: 9:30 - 13 Uhr / 14 - 15:30
E-Mail: mpa@theschool.de

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION COMPRISES THREE COMPONENT TESTS

 

1. A WRITTEN EXAMINATION IN THE GENERAL THEORY OF MUSIC

a. The ability to read music (Sight Reading) in the treble and bass clef!!!!
b. Knowledge of the keys and their accidentals (major and minor)
c. Understanding and notation of intervals in the octave
d. Knowledge and formation of triads (major, minor, diminished, augmented, sus4)
e. Knowledge and formation of four-note chords (dominant 7, major 7, minor 7, sus4 / 7)
f. Harmonic function: Specification, Education and scale analysis of cadences in major context
g. Rhythm dictation


2. EXAMINATION IN THE MAJOR SUBJECTS:
(SINGING, PIANO,GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS , PERCUSSION , SAX)

This examination consists of:

a) A song; style- Rock-/Pop 
- Song of your choice, preferably an original composition
- The Jazz standard "Autumn leaves" as a swing version.

b) To sight-read an easy line or melody from an arranged ensemble section.

There will be a backing band to accompany each participant taking part in the examination.
In this case, all Lead-Sheets must be submitted to the HSM Office at least three weeks before
the entrance examination date. Optionally, these songs can also be performed with your own band.



3. SECONDARY SUBJECT (MINOR) PIANO

 

To perform a song, style- Pop/Jazz (melody and chords), so as to reveal the knowledge of the instrument.