PBE INSTRUCTOR EXAMINATIONS GRADING SHEET

Song repertoire

Minimum of 4 sub genres of Pop:

Ballad / Rock / R&B / Bossa Nova / Swing / Shuffle / Funk / Reggae / Blues / Contemporary worship

 

 

 

Contemporary Music rudiments

Improvisation (Solo playing)

Improvisation (Comping)

Performing techniques

Sight reading of fake sheets

Aural (Relative pitch)

Interpersonal skills

Mode of examination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written examination

Practical examination

Practical examination

Practical examination

Practical examination

Practical examination

Written examination

 

 

Duration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60mins

30mins

30mins

30mins

30mins

15mins

15mins

 

 

Percentage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15%

30%

25%

15%

5%

5%

5%

 

 

Contemporary Music rudiments (15%)

 

Chord formation using 1,3,5,7,9,11,13

Alteration of chords

Chord subsitutions

Voicings and voice leading

Contemporary music terminologies

Implementation of P.B.E.S™ techniques

Notation writing

Relative majors and minors

Time signatures

Diatonic triads in 12 keys

Four triads - Maj, Min, Aug & Dim

Forming chord progressions

Key signatures, scales & modes

Song composition

Written improvisation (melody only)

Transposition

 

Total 100 marks of 15%

Points system

 

6

6

4

4

5

6

5

2

2

5

5

8

8

10

18

6

 

 

Improvisation (Solo playing) - 30%

 

Candidate will be required to improvise 4 different songs of his or her choice (each song is a different sub genre of Pop) in Solo playing style. Points will be awarded by the number of P.B.E.S™ techniques from Level 1 to 4 executed stylistically on both left and right hand. Special attention will be given to the usage of two-hand patterns (in P.B.E.S™ Level 2) in both 8 & 16 beat rhythm.

 

Total 50 marks of 30%

Points system

 

50

 

 

Improvisation (Solo playing) - 30%

 

Candidate will be required to improvise 2 separate chord progressions given by the examiner. Points will be awarded by the number of P.B.E.S™ techniques from Level 1 to 4 executed stylistically on both left and right hand. Special attention will be given to the usage of voice leading patterns (in P.B.E.S™ Level 2) in both 8 & 16 beat rhythm.

 

Total 50 marks of 25%

Points system

 

50

 

 

Performing techniques

 

Fingering

Posture

General touch

Proper usage of sustain pedal

Legato and staccato

Music cleaniness

Tempo variation

 

Total 35 marks of 15%

Points system

 

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

 

 

Sight reading of fake sheets

 

Candidate will be required to improvise 2 fake sheets in either 4/4, 3/4 or 6/8 time signature, with a minimum of 32 bars, maximum of 64 bars, given by the examiner. Points will be awarded by the number of P.B.E.S™ techniques from Level 1 to 4 executed stylistically on both left and right hand. Special attention will be given to song interpretation.

 

Total 30 marks of 5%

Points system

 

30

 

 

Aural (Relative pitch)

 

Identifying intervals

Identifying chord names

Identifying major, minor, aug & dim

Identifying scales & modes

 

Total 30 marks of 5%

Points system

 

30

 

Interpersonal skills

30mins written test

 

Total 100 marks of 5%

Points system

 

100

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