1 PANO PROFCENCY EXAM. KEY SGNATURES All Major and Minor Keys. Be able to read, rite, and spell these orally. Key signatures must reflect correct order of accidentals.. TECHNQUE A. SCALES. Major Keys To Octaves. Minor Keys To Octaves in all forms (Natural, Harmonic, Melodic) B. ARPEGGOS. Major Keys To Octaves. Minor Keys To Octaves C. TRADS AND NVERSONS, blocked and arpeggiated styles. Major Keys One Octave. Minor Keys One Octave D. CADENCE PROGRESSONS. Block Cadence Style i. Major Key: V6 V6 V6 ii. Minor Key: i iv6 i V6 V6 i. Cadence in Closed Keyboard and Bassline Style i. Major Key: vi V ii6 V6 V7 ii. Minor Key: i V iv ii 6 V6 V7 i See attached document for example in C Major and C Minor. Student is responsible to demonstrate the folloing in all keys, hich are not reflected in the sample document. You must perform the folloing ith correct fingering and ith smoothness of tempo. For reference to technique and fingerings in all keys, refer to piano technique books or your notes from Class Piano courses. f you cannot perform these correctly and efficiently, you are highly encouraged to learn this over the duration of Class Piano courses being offered.. SGHTREADNG A basic piece from Elementary to Early ntermediate levels of piano repertoire ill be given. See attached sample pieces as a reference. College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Music One University Circle Music Building #6 Turlock, CA 98 T F csustan.edu/music A proud member of the campus California State University system. ENGAGNG EMPOWERNG TRANSFORMNG
2 V. PREPARED PECE Perform from memory a piece from the Late Elementary to Advanced ntermediate level. You must gain prior approval of your piece from the Class Piano instructor. See attached sample repertoire. Your performance must reflect musicianship and demonstrate pianistic skill. V. RULES Proficiency Exams ill be administered four times per year, on set dates at the beginning and end of Fall and Spring semesters. You must sign up for the exam in advance of taking it. Signup sheets ill be posted on the Keyboard Studies bulletin board outside room M. f you cancel your exam appointment, you must do so at least hours in advance by ing the Class Piano instructor. f you do not cancel your appointment appropriately, you ill receive a nonpass for the exam and ill need to sign up for the next Class Piano course. The exam shall not exceed minutes. f you do not feel prepared to complete your exam ithin this time limit, please refrain from signing up for an exam spot. Keyboard faculty cannot give assistance during the exam procedure; you must be prepared in advance ith all components of the exam prior to taking it. Students must pass the entire exam in order to be exempt from taking Class Piano. Any component of the exam not passed may be tested again during the semester of Class Piano enrollment, and at the discretion of the Class Piano instructor. f the component is passed, the student can receive his or her course grade and be exempt from attending the rest of the class during that semester. Students must be enrolled in Class Piano courses until they have successfully passed the entire Piano Proficiency Exam. College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Music One University Circle Music Building #6 Turlock, CA 98 T F csustan.edu/music A proud member of the campus California State University system. ENGAGNG EMPOWERNG TRANSFORMNG
3 EXAMPLE TECHNQUE C Major C Minor KEY SGNATURES SAMPLE SGHT READNG Electronic Game Golden Gate Bridge Tiger Chase Spring Time SAMPLE REPERTORE The Clon Minuet in d Minor Musette in D Polonaise in g Minor Hungarian Folk Song
4 California State University Stanislaus Piano Proficiency Exam Key of C Major Major Scale: Major Arpeggio: (). () () (). Major Triads and nversions: Blocked Chords Major Triads and nversions: Arpeggiated Block Cadence: C F/C C G/B G7/B C V6 V6 V6 Cadence: C Am F D m/f C/G G7 C vi V ii6 V6 V7
5 Key of C Minor Natural Minor Scale: Harmonic Minor Scale: Melodic Minor Scale: Minor Arpeggio: n n n n n n n n n n b n n b. () () () (). n n Minor Triads and nversions: Blocked Chords Minor Triads and nversions: Arpeggiated i i6 i6 i i6 i6 i. i i6 i6 i i6 i6 i. Block Cadence: Cm Fm/C Cm G/B G7/B b b b n Cm Cadence: C m Ab F m d o /F C m/g G 7 n C m n i iv6 i V6 V6 i i V iv iio6 V6 V7 i
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