Toelatingseisen Latin guitar

General requirements
Rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic affinity with Latin music 

Technical requirements

  • Major and minor scales over 2 octaves
  • Scale related arpeggios over triads and 7th-chords

Genre specific skills

  • Play the chords (and extensions) of a given bossa nova
  • Perform samba and baiäo patterns (pdf included)
  • Sing/clap Brazilian percussion rhythms (samba, partido alto, baião)
  • Perform Bolero, Guajira and Son Cubano patterns on guitar/tres
  • Play a tumbao in clave 3-2 and 2-3
  • Recognize and clap the clave in a given tune

Playing together
lf possible, play with a backing track. The repertoire has to consist of one Afro-Cuban and one Brazilian piece. Some of the genres/rhythms mentioned above have to be presented. You will have to prepare three ensemble pieces of which two will be chosen by the committee.

Play a single-line solo over at least one of the pieces from your repertoire.

Suggestions for repertoire

  • Dinidi (T. Jobim) – Brazilian  
  • Manha de Carnaval (L.Bonfa) Brazilian  
  • La Tarde (Sindo Garay) Cuban 
  • Suavecito (Ignacio Piñeiro) Cuban  

Latin Music Theory
Part of your audition also consists of Latin Music Theory