BRANDON’S MUSIC ASSIGNMENT

LAYPO > YouTube link:

 

AHS AUDITION / MAY-JUNE 2024


STANFORD

 


LA JAZZ SOCIETY

  • SUMMERTIME > mp3
      • Go over your E harmonic modes and scales
      • Outline the chords of the song
  • BLUE MOON > mp3
      • Outline the chords of the song
  • THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE > mp3
      • Go over your A harmonic modes and scales
      • Outline the chords of the song

 


AGOURA BAND

  • HOUNDS OF SPRING > LINK


SUMMER WORKOUT

  • Memorize ALL Major scales. (?) Modes & Scales
  • Bring your clarinet!


MEMORIZING TRANSCRIPTIONS

  • MEMORIZE > FRIED BANANAS > DEXTER GORDON > PDF
      • Practice to the track at 50% > YouTube


AUDITION INFO FOR AHS 2023

  • Prepare the Wind Ensemble Honors Requirements.
  • Prepare at least 1 unaccompanied chorus of a Transcription by someone on your instrument > FRIED BANANAS – DEXTER GORDON > YouTube
  • Improvise over 1-2 choruses of a Bb Blues > TENOR MADNESS
  • HONOR BAND SCALES
  • Perform a Concerto or an Advanced Piece of solo repertoire on your instrument containing lyrical and technical passages > First Concertino for Tenor Saxophone
  • Participation in a classical course (Wind Ensemble, Choir, Orchestra) is highly encouraged.
  • HONOR BAND SCALES > SET A SCALES
  • CLARINET
      • Concertino (G. Tartini) | PDF
      • I. Grave | Tempo, 8th note = 60 (or 63) | YouTube
      • II. Allegro Molto | Tempo + ______ | YouTube
      • OR > Nocturne by Bassi > YouTube

 


ii-V-I:  BUILDING IMPROV VOCABULARY

  • CLIFFORD BROWN / PENT-UP > TRANSPOSING IN ALL KEYS
      • 10/4 – MEMORIZING THE ORIGINAL LICK

 


JAZZ STUDIES

  • SCALES & MODES > (see summer workout above)

 


LESSON OVERVIEW

  • KLOSE > STRENGTH & EMBOUCHURE BUILDING:

 


SCALES / MAJOR & CHROMATIC

 


SCALES: MAJOR, MINOR, CHROMATIC & MODES

    • COMPLETE CHROMATIC SCALE | PDF
    • MAJOR SCALE EXERCISES
        • Circle of Fifths | PDF
        • Two Octave Major Scales | PDF
        • Grand Master Scales | PDF
    • ALL MINOR SCALES | PDF
        • Natural Minor
        • Harmonic Minor
        • Melodic Minor
    • FINGERING CHART | PDF

 


SAXOPHONE MATERIALS & OTHER MUSICAL INFORMATION:

  • BLUES SCALES IN ALL KEYS > PDF
  • FINGERING CHART | PDF

 


CLARINET MATERIALS & TECHNICAL PRACTICE MATERIALS

  • Mozart K622 > LINK

 

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