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
Mode of examination
Duration
Percentage
Contemporary Music rudiments
Improvisation (Solo playing)
Improvisation (Comping)
Performing techniques
Sight reading of fake sheets
Aural (Relative pitch)
Interpersonal skills
Written examination
Practical examination
Practical examination
Practical examination
Practical examination
Practical examination
Written examination
60mins
30mins
30mins
30mins
30mins
15mins
15mins
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 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
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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