Jazz Guitar

Graduate Audition Requirements

  • Working knowledge of major, minor, dominant, half-diminished and fully-diminished seventh chords in multiple inversions.
  • Ability to add specific tensions to base chords. Ex. A7, b9, 13
  • Ability to play major, melodic and harmonic minor modes, two (2) octaves in any key.
  • Perform two contrasting chord solos, one ballad and one medium or up-tempo jazz tune or standard.
  • Perform a be-bop tune (ex. Donna Lee, Airegin, Anthropology.) Play melody, improvise and comp from memory.
  • Demonstrate sight-reading ability both melodic and harmonic.

For more information contact Jay Azzolina.