Paper 1: Practical and Sight-Reading
This examination will be conducted one month before the written papers begin. Three items must be present as follows:
(a) Two Western items for voice of instrument of Grade 6 standard.
(b) One African item for voice or instrument of advanced standard.
(c) Two African items for voice or instruments of advanced standard.
(d) One Western item for voice or instrument of Grade 6 standard.
Candidates will sight-read a passage of average difficulty in staff notation for voice or instrument in either a major or minor key. Syncopation and simple modulation may be included.
(1) African vocal items should be accompanied by the performer when appropriate.
(2) Drummers should present styles from two areas in detail for (c) above.
(3) Western vocal and solo instrumental music must be accompanied on the keyboard.
Paper 2: Aurals
This examination will be conducted by playing a recorded piece of music on a tape.
(1) For 2004, candidates will be required to recognize and name any three of these drum styles:
larakaraka, baakisimba, ekitaguriro, tamenhaibuga, orunyege, agwara, amaggunju, imbalu, ekizino. The passage will by played three times.
For 2005 - 2007, candidates will be required to recongize and name and three of these drum styles:
amaggunju, ekimandwa, bwola, muwogola, nalufuka, irongo, entogoro, amasinduko, entoole, ajosi, fumbo, kikibi. The passage will be played 3 times.
(2) Candidates will write down from dictation a short drum rhythm which may be syncopated. It will be played three times.
(3) Candidates will write down from dictation a short melodic phrase in either a major or minor key, not necessarily beginning on the first beat of a bar. The sped will be indicated, the key named and the keynote and the tonic chord sounded. It will be played four times.
(4) Candidates will write down from dictation a short pentatonic melody in African style. It will be played four times.
(5) Candidates will write down from dictation a short, easy two-part phrase. The pulse, key, keynote and key chord will be given. The passage will be played twice. Then each half twice. Finally the whole passage will be played once more.
(6) Candidates will be required to recognize major and minor common chords and their inversions in a major key. The tonic chord will be played, then the six chords to be described. It will be played four times - candidates are to name the chords and their positions.
(7) Candidates will be required to describe, name and write down in the treble clef two intervals, one in a major, one in a minor key. Each interval will be sounded twice after the key note has been named and played.
Paper 3: Harmony and Composition
(1)(a) Candidates will complete a given melodic phrase up to a lenght of 8 bars.
(b) Candidates will complete an African pentatonic melody up to 8 bars in length. It will have a basic drum beat or clap beneath the melody.
(2) Candidates will wrtie a melody to a short four-line verse in English adding speed, volume and expression.
(3) Candidates will add a flowing bass part to a given treble phrase up to 8 bars in length.
(4) Candidates will add three lower parts to a simple melody in a major or minor key. A knowledge of primary and secondary chords and a variety of positions and passing notes will be expected.
Paper 4: Music Literature
(1) Candidates will study three set-works. For 2004 the specific works are:
(a) J. Kyagambiddwa: Martyrs' Oratorio
(b) Joseph Haydn: Symphony 94 "The Surprise" in G Major
(c) F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Elijah
Two questions will be set on eac set-work.
Three background questions will be set (one on each set-work).
(2) Candidates will make a general study of two areas of Ugandan traditional music. For 2004 the specific areas of study are:
(a) Ugandan traditional instruments.
(b) The development of African music in Uganda from colonial times to date.