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(AIAUAI) The theory of sight-singing with ear training

(Or use video and DVDs Disc)

(This examination can use piano or other instrument or sight-singing)


1. Examination use one-by-one that one time completed by scene. (Limited time: Elementary is 50 minutes, Intermediate is 60 minutes, Advance is 80 minutes) There must be assistant teacher’s panel present within continuous view can be viewed from different angles, clear sound and view, responses must be concise, include the argument. Only use one or two staff pages of paper, (Non western musical instrument and vocal music examinee can use other notation) Use pen or blue pen or black color ink, handwriting must be neat and clear.

2. Assistant teacher read aloud (include question’s No or exam topic) can be oral or play on piano by assistant teacher. Each question can be repeat once. Self selected musical pieces can be selected every countries’ relevant teaching material by publish issue. Musical pieces at the appropriate level can be selected musical pieces must be examined by the judges.

3. All of hear-sing and sight-sing can use Fixed-do or movable-do‘s system etc. (Can use pitch a1 for guide)

4. Basic distinguish and Term distinguish (mark) can each part select eight questions (or up) by assistant teacher and responses by examinee. Closed book exam questions cannot be re-selected on else the exam is deemed void questions are chosen one by one and responses are given one by one and this process continues for the duration of the exam, if experiencing difficulty answering a question, skip it.

5. If responses eight questions may get Qualified (C), twelve questions may get Good (B), up to fifteen may get Excellent (A).

6. Before beginning exam, examinee should show blank sheet of paper (face lenses). Then when complete finish of responses. Please show this sheet again (face lenses) and prove with sign by assistant teacher.

7.Increase and select topic (questions) will add to score for final score. Otherwise will help to make up till abandon questions, topic can be self-select or created as long as they are the same level and will may receive the same score. Written down the main representative composer (pianists or other musician). Each five (up) name four periods of significant musical development, (century or years)


1. Choose sight-singing: Self select one to two pieces melodies (include 2/4, 4/4 simple meters, without sharp and flat key signature

2. Distinguish Scale (hearing) C major scale (natural scale)

3.Additional selection: Oral or written short story of article about how music impact your life. Tells music and your sentiment reason or in the life interesting rumor anecdote

Grade 1

1.Single tone listening: in C major (within one octave descending scale) Scale recognition: Natural a minor (Complete of rising and descending scale) (Range:c'-c²)

2.Select sight-singing: Self select one to two piece melodies (include 2/4, 4/4 simple meters, without sharp and flat key signature)

3.Basic distinguish

(1)Writing of equivalent different notes, or rest notes

(2)Notes the composition of the explanation

(3)Writing of whole note and half note

(4) Writing of Quarter note and Quarver note

(5)Writing of Semiquaver note and Dimisemiquaver note

(6) Writing of whole note rest and half note rest

(7) Writing of quarter note rest and Quarver note rest

(8) Writing Dimisemiquaver note rest and Dimisemiquaver note rest

(9)Treble clef and bass clef of writing

Grade 2

1. Listen to single tone: G major scale (add on F sharp note) Scale distinguish: e harmonic (Range b-c2)

2.Selections of Sight singing: Self select one to two pieces of melodies (include 3/4 or 3/8 of basic beat ,without sharp and flat key signature

3.Basic distinguish: (with the former method)

(1)Write G-Major treble Clef

(2)G-Major bass key signature

(3)Individual notes(baton)correct of writing

(4)More notes (stems) treble and bass clef cross the third line of writing

(5) Staff (keyboard )of writing

(6)Add on long notes (dot) of writing

(7)Add on long notes (double dot) of writing

(8)same value add on long notes with rest note of writing

(9)Extension note line of writeing

(10)Extension mark of writing

(11)Musical note system of explanation

(12)Tone row and scale degrees of explanation

(13)Tone of four nature explanations

(14)Pitch name and singing name of explanation

Grade 3

1. Listen to single tone: F major scale (add on b flat note) scale identification: d minor harmonic scale

2.Selections sight-singing: Self select 2 pieces of melody (Include dot, Syncopation of the combination of rhythm or without sharp and flat) (Range b-d²)

3.Basic distinguish: With the former method

(1) F major treble clef

(2) F major bass clef

(3)d minor treble clef

(4)d minor bass clef

(5)b flat of explanation

(6)Bar line function explanation

(7)Repeatedly mark of writing

(8)end mark of writing

(9) Repeating at the end of a paragraph and write a different mark

(10)Changes the note mark to different writing

(11)Changes the note mark and the key signature difference explanation

(12)Increases the original sharp or flat number of writing

(13)Reduces the original sharp or flat number of writing

(14)Sharp and flat exchange mark of writing

(15)Temporary chromatic tone mark of explanation

(16) Pitch name and singing name of explanation

(17) How many keys on the Standard of piano ?

(18)Writes the following pitch position in the staff c' e' g' g b d' g' g² a² b² a3e3 f3 a3 g3 GC

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