Your audition is a way of you showing us what you can do- not us highlighting what you cannot do yet! Please prepare accordingly and try not to let nerves get in the way of your performance.
The guitar tutor taking you through your audition may ask you to demonstrate knowledge and skill in the following areas:
- Scales: major and minor, major and minor pentatonic in various positions.
- Chords: Basic chord shapes of major and minor chords plus some 4 note chords, (eg ‘7’ ‘maj7’ ‘min7’)
- Improvisation: You may be asked to improvise over a 12-bar blues chord sequence
- Applicant’s choice piece: Please prepare one piece to perform which showcases your musicality and technique. It is far better to play a piece that you can perform well, than to choose something really hard that you might struggle with.
You will be expected to bring your own guitar, but an amp will be provided. Please bring your own backing track with you if you need it for your own choice piece.
Good luck, and have fun preparing