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ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@About IPPECˇ@Co-operative Schoolsˇ@Ex-examinersˇ@Repertoireˇ@Scaleˇ@Theory

Guideline of the IPPEC 2016-2018 Repertoire

 Diploma ˇ@ Grade 5~8 ˇ@ Grade 1~4 ˇ@ Grade Primary~D

Qualification:

Students must pass Grade 7 if they want to participate in audition.
All students must add the certificate of theory to the application form. (Please refer to Theory for more details about theory test.)

Rules for the Exam:

1. All scores must be played from memory.
2. Please give copy of all repertoires to the examiner in advance.
3. To avoid violating copyright law, please bring the original scores to the examination room.
4. Students do not have to repeat the works, but if there is ˇ§Da capoˇ¨ or specific indication on
ˇ@ the score, please repeat the works.
5. Please follow the tempo given on the score. Do not play too fast or too slow.
6. The examiner has the right to stop the student during the performance and move to the
    next step of the examination.
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1.Repertoire 1. Please choose three works from five classical periods. Every work must
ˇ@ be at least 10 minutes long.
2. If the student chooses a sonata, all movements must be played.
2.Technuque All students must prepare for the following technique. The examiner has the right to decide which one the student has to play in the examination.

2.1
ˇ@Major and ˇ@
ˇ@minor scales

All majors and minors, including harmonic and melodic scales.
(Both legato and staccato)
(the scale of C, G, F, D, B flat, A, E flat, E, A flat, B, D flat, G flat Major; the scale of a, e, d, b, g, f sharp, c, c sharp, f, g sharp, b flat, e flat minor)

In the same and opposite directions:
ˇ@a. The hands are placed on the piano at an interval of an octave; ascend
ˇ@ˇ@for two octaves and then play in the opposite direction for two octaves.
ˇ@ˇ@And then play in the same direction for two octaves and descend for
ˇ@ˇ@four octaves to go back to the tonic. End with a cadence.
ˇ@ˇ@(Attention: the scale must be played continually.)

ˇ@b. The hands are placed at intervals of major/ minor third and major/
ˇ@ˇ@ minor sixth; ascend and descend for four octaves. (For majors: Major
ˇ@ˇ@ third + minor sixth. For minors: Minor third + major sixth.)
ˇ@c. The two hands are placed on the piano at an interval of an octave and
ˇ@ˇ@ play major/minor thirds (interval) respectively for four octaves in the
ˇ@ˇ@ same direction at the same time. (Ascend and descend)
ˇ@d. The two hands are placed on the piano at an interval of an octave and
ˇ@ˇ@ play octaves (interval) respectively for two octaves in the same
ˇ@ˇ@ direction at the same time. (Ascend and descend)
ˇ@e. The two hands are placed on the piano at an interval of an octave and
ˇ@ˇ@ play broken octaves (interval) respectively for two octaves in the same
ˇ@ˇ@ direction at the same time. (Ascend and descend)

2.2
ˇ@Chromatic
ˇ@scale

The way the examinee plays the chromatic scale (for instance, start from which note, in the same or opposite direction, in legato or staccato way.) is decided by the examiner.
In the same direction:
ˇ@a. Play the chromatic scale from any note assigned by the examiner with
ˇ@ˇ@ your hands at an interval of an octave for four octaves. (Ascend and
ˇ@ˇ@ descend in the same direction at the same time.)
ˇ@b. Play the chromatic scale from any note assigned by the examiner with
ˇ@ˇ@ your hands at an interval of a major/minor third and major and minor
ˇ@ˇ@ sixth for four octaves.
ˇ@ˇ@(Ascend and descend in the same direction at the same time.)
In the opposite direction:
ˇ@a. The examinee's hands start from the same note and the examinee
ˇ@ˇ@plays the scale for two octaves in the opposite direction.
ˇ@ˇ@(ascend and descend)
ˇ@b. The interval between two hands would be major/ minor third
ˇ@ˇ@or major/ minor sixth and the examinee plays the scale for two octaves
ˇ@ˇ@in the opposite direction. (ascend and descend)

2.3
ˇ@Arpeggio

The way the examinee plays the chromatic scale (for instance, start from which note, in the same or opposite direction, in legato or staccato way.) is decided by the examiner.
ˇ@a. The hands are placed on the piano at an interval of an octave; ascend
ˇ@ˇ@for two octaves and then play in the opposite direction for two octaves.
ˇ@ˇ@And then play in the same direction for two octaves and descend for
ˇ@ˇ@four octaves to go back to the tonic.
ˇ@ˇ@ (Attention: the arpeggio must be played continually.)
ˇ@b. Play the broken major/minor chord with the hands at an interval of
ˇ@ˇ@one octave for four octaves (ascend and descend) in the same direction
ˇ@ˇ@at the same time. (The root, the first, and the second position.)
ˇ@ ˇ@(Only play in legato way)
ˇ@c. Play the broken dominant seventh with the hands at an interval of one
ˇ@ˇ@ octave for four octaves (ascend and descend) in the same direction at
ˇ@ˇ@ the same time.
ˇ@ˇ@(The root, the first, the second, and the third position.)

ˇ@ ˇ@(Only play in legato way) (From any note assigned by the examiner.)
ˇ@d. Play the broken diminished seventh with the hands at an interval of
ˇ@ˇ@one octave for four octaves (ascend and descend) in the same direction
ˇ@ˇ@at the same time.
ˇ@ˇ@(The root, the first, the second, and the third position.)

ˇ@ ˇ@(Only play in legato way) (From any note assigned by the examiner.)

2.4
ˇ@Chord

Play all major and minor triads with two hands. The interval between two hand is one octave. The examinee must play the triad which is assigned by the examiner in the root, the first, and the second positions for two octaves. (ascending and descending)
3.Sight-Reading A work which is equal to Grade 6. (the difficulty)
4. Oral Test * Based on the repertoire
1. Composers: name, nationality, style, biography, the origin of the work
ˇ@ you play, other piano works, orchestral works, opera, other important
ˇ@ works, the importance and evaluation in history.
2. The musical compositions you play: style, musical form, tonality,
ˇ@ tempo, motif, counterpoint, sonata form, coda, program or absolute
ˇ@ music, the atmosphere of the composition.
3. Others: terminology, dynamics, expressions, modulation, cadence, the
ˇ@ climax of the whole composition, special harmony, composition skills,
ˇ@ etc.

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