AIDEN’S MUSIC ASSIGNMENTS

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LESSON OVERVIEW

  • 10/16/2020
  • Harmonic Minor > 2 octaves | LINK
  • Review VCHB audition
  • Count Bubba at tempo!!  : D
    • RHYTHM TASK:  Count & Click upbeats @92, 96, 100, 104, 108, 112, 120 <– goal!
    • Clap & Count Measures 131-134. No guessing!

  • ALL MINOR SCALES | LINK
    Natural Minor | Oct 9
    Harmonic Minor | TWO OCTAVES! > Oct 16
    Melodic Minor| Sept 18


  • KLOSE 25 DAILY STUDIES
  • NEW:  #21 > Quarter note = 66/69 bpm – (learning tempo?)
    Review :  #20 > 8th = 84/88 bpm > POLISH up the last two lines (starting @M45)
  • Review:   #10 & 19 > EXTRA

  • SCALES EXERCISE
  • Scales, Modes & Chords:
  • Concert Eb, Bb,  F, C, G, D > Aug 7th:  A concert (your F#)
  • Use guide chart > PDF

  • VCHB / CBDA:
  • Adagio (69 bpm) & Allegro (160=8th) > MUSIC

  • SCALES: Chromatic, E & C Major (in your key) > MUSIC
             * Chromatic ARTICULATIONS

          • 3 note slurs
          • Slur all 3 notes
          • Slur 2, tongue 1
          • Tongue 1, Slur 2
          • 2 note slurs

  • PRACTICAL STUDIES | SEPT 25, 2020
      • Page 15, #30 > Tempo = 46
          • Grave – very slow (25–45 bpm).  Don’t rush  tempo.
          • Write in secondary breath marks (close to 2 measures).
      • Page 14, #28 > Tempo = 108
      • Page 15, #31
          • Leggerio (lightly) =  112
          • Be mindful of the staccatos that you added.  : D
          • Say “dot” or “tat” for each SHORT note\ 
          • Exhaggerate the SHORT notes. SUPER SHORT.

  • MELODIOUS & PROGRESSIVE STUDIES
      • REVIEW/REDO: 
          • Page 6, #11 – Ab Major > Tempo = 72 > Set to 4
      • REVIEW:
          • PAGE 4, #8 – F# minor > Tempo = 44 to 50 (division by 3 or 3/4)
      • REVIEW / REDO, Put it all together to performance quality: 
          • Page 6, #10 – C# Minor
          • Tempo = 54 (subdivide by 3) > OR 162 bpm (in 3/4 time)

  • JAZZ ASSIGNMENTS
  • BIG BAND CHARTS
  • 9/25 & 10/1 — Count Bubba’s Revenge | PDF | Audio | YouTube
      • Practice w/YouTube @ 75%.
      • Practice w/metronome, tempo = 120.
      • Articulations > match the trumpets & if you can hear the altos.
      • Aggressive song > match the energy.
  • Sticks (Arr: Mike Kamuf) | PDF | Audio | YouTube
  • Flight of the Foo Birds (Arr: Roy Phillippe) | PDF | Audio | YouTube
  • Step Lightly (Mike Kamuf) | PDF | Audio | YouTube
  • JAZZ TRANSCRIPTION | WRITTEN OUT
  • PRINT OUT >> 7/24/20 – NEW! “Spectacular” > Cannonball Adderley (Tempo 100?)
  • 7/3/20 – “Webb City” / Phil Woods > Stop at measure #5

  • JAZZ TRANSCIPTIONS | TAKE-DOWNS:
  • Aiden B. (6th/7th grade) Phil Woods | Billie’s Bounce | Solo Image

  • PARES SCALES:   
  • Exercise: #83 @120-126 bpm | Review & Polish (8/28)
      • Practice straight & swing style
  • Exercise: #85 @120-126 bpm = 8th note | Review & Polish (8/28)
      • As you approach low notes rush, just a bit, the notes leading into the low note(s).
  • NEW: page 26-28?