GAVIN’S MUSIC ASSIGNMENTS

DECEMBER 20, 2020

SCSBOA Auditions due:  February 5, 2021 at 11:59 PM

ALTO SAXOPHONE | JAZZ MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • KLOSE > TONE & TECHNIQUE BUILDING | PDF

  • SCSBOA JAZZ 2020 > SET D | PDF

      • Etude 1:   Swing Drums @112 | LINK
      • Etude 2:  Ballad @64 | LINK
      • Etude 3: Latin Drums @84/168 | LINK

Honor Jazz Band (6-9) Audition Directions

  • 1. Winds:  Chromatic Scale: Lowest note to highest comfortable note and back down. Perform at a comfortable tempo.
  • 2. Etudes (George Stone) > Please play the etudes in any order
      • Saxophones (separate for alto, tenor, and bari): Swing, Ballad, Latin
  • 3. Improvisation (All instruments except drums)
      • “A Little of This” (F Blues) from “Volume 42: Blues in All Keys” by Jamey Aebersold
      • Brass/Saxophone players: Play the head and solo over 2-4 choruses

IMPROVISATION

      • “A Little of This” (F Blues) | PDF | MP3
      • Play the melody and solo over 2-4 choruses

JAZZ TRANSCRIPTIONS

  • Flight of the Foo Birds  | PDF | Audio | YouTube
      • PLAY from M9 to M19.
      • Print it out. Write out the rhythm from M19 to M25.
  • Count Bubba’s Revenge | PDF | Audio | YouTube
  • Step Lightly (Mike Kamuf) | PDF | Audio | YouTube

ALTO SAX | HIGH SCHOOL CLASSICAL

  • SCSBOA SCALES | PDF
  • ALTO SAXOPHONE SOLO EXCERPTS | PDF
  • Sonata Op. 19, Creston (Shawnee)
      • I – With VIGOR > Beginning to m. 22 | YouTube | YouTube
      • II – with TRANQUILITY >  m. 35 to End | YouTube
      • III – with GAITYBeginning to m. 39 | YouTube
      • CHALLENGE: Play with backing track on YouTube