Local test (LI-test) in Rhythmic and improvised music
Applicants to main instrument or vocal in the rhythmical and improvised genre are required to partake in the local entrance test (L-test) by submitting videos of themselves playing. (Updated April 8)
The genre specialisation Ri – rhythmic and improvised music corresponds to what was previously called the Afro-American or jazz genre at Ingesund. Ri includes, for example, jazz, blues, funk, pop, rock and soul. The common denominator for Ri music is that it builds on improvised rhythmical interplay and individual development of improvisation and musical communication in a group.
Applicable to all instruments is that the applicant should record videos of two or three tunes/songs of different characters, in some of the styles that we include in the Afro-American genre – swing, Latin, bossa nova, funk, beat, pop, rock, soul, etc. All tunes/songs should include some form of improvised solo and should be performed without notes. The videos should be submitted to us (2–3 separate videos) by 24 April at 11.59 pm at the latest.
MANDATORY COMPONENTS FOR EACH INSTRUMENT
Ri-song: Choose three songs of different character, of which one should be in Swedish. All three songs should include an improvised solo.
Ri-piano Choose two tunes of different character. You should play the theme, demonstrate your ability to accompany another soloist and perform an improvised solo in both songs.
Ri-guitar: Choose three tunes, one of which should be in the genre of triplet-based swing style, one in straight beat or Latin style, The third one your own choice. All three tunes should include you playing the theme, demonstrating your ability to accompany another soloist and playing at least two chorus improvised solos. (However, if you choose a blues tune, you need to play at least four chorus solos.)
Ri-bass Choose three tunes of different character, of which one should be in the genre of straight beat or Latin style, and at least in triplet-based swing style. You should demonstrate an example of walking bass in at least one of the songs. All three tunes should include an improvised solo.
Ri-drums: Choose two tunes, of which one should be in the genre of triplet-based swing and one in straight beat or Latin style. Both tunes should include elements of improvised solo play, for example, over a chorus, a vamp or mixed with another soloist in 4s or 8s.
Ri-wind instruments: Choose three tunes of different character. For each tune, you should play the theme and an improvised solo.
INSTRUCTIONS AND CRITERIA FOR VIDEOS
In order for the videos to be approved, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- At the start of the video, the applicant should show their face and valid ID. Applicants should also clearly state which piece they are going to play or sing.
- The camera should be placed so that both face, hands and upper body are visible throughout the clip.
- The video should be an uninterrupted clip from beginning to end, it is not allowed to make edits.
- Each video should be a maximum of 10 minutes long.
- Recommended file formats: MP4, MOV, AVI (or equivalent via mobile phone camera).
Should we discover that criteria are not being met or that the video or sound has been modified in any way, the applicant’s video can be regarded as invalid.
Instructions on how to submit your video will be sent separately via e-mail after the 15 April.