Re: Guitar Auditions
Posted by DudeBro on 4/12/2018, 2:08 pm, in reply to "Guitar Auditions"
If the student can read music and has at least some classical experience, I would recommend doing one "classical style" piece read from sheet music and then maybe a jazz standard for the other one. For the classical piece - big names in guitar compositions are Leo Brouwer and Francisco Tarrega. Something by them would be great. Brouwer's 20 Etudes Simples is a great place to start. There are also some guitar arrangements of stuff like Bach's Minuet in G. You can find a lot by just Googling "free guitar sheet music." |
I think a jazz standard would be good so they can see that he can figure out his way around chords and has a good sense of rhythm and style. There aren't really any bad ones, just need to look for one that suits his ability.
Hope this helps, and good luck to your student!
: I have a student who would like to continue
: his music education in college and would
: like to audition on guitar. I am not a
: guitarist and I am not familiar with the
: guitar repertoire. Can some one please help
: me out here? Here is the requirement...
: Prepare two musical selections in
: contrasting styles on whichever instrument
: (including voice) you are most proficient.
: You may perform pieces from two different
: style periods (Baroque and Romantic, for
: example), or you may perform one classical
: selection and one popular or jazz selection.
: Any help would be greatly appreciated!
: Thanks in advance.