KAYLA MUSIC ASSIGNMENTS

TENOR SAXOPHONE ASSIGNMENTS

  • GORDON GOODWIN JAZZ DUETS
    • 9/22 – JAZZ POLICE

  • NPHS CLASSICAL
  • AWAKENING HILLS > YouTube
  • QUATRE FANTASIE > Audio


  • WARM-UP & TONE BUILDING 
    • NEW > 1 octave major scales starting on LOW C going up in 1/2 step
    • KLOSE > #16 – For tone building
    • KLOSE > 17, 14 & 13
        • PLAY TWICE > SLOWER, MORE RELAXED MANNER. MORE MUSICAL.
        • IDENTIFY MINOR SCALES & CHORDS ANALYZING REPETITIVE NOTES/PHRASE/IDEAS/MEASURES.
  • DEXTER GORDON TRANSCRIPTIONS > MEMORIZED
      • 9/29 > FRIED BANANAS > PDF > YouTube
          • Analyzing chord progressions.
      • APPLE JUMP > PDF > YouTube
  • JIM SNIDERO / INTERMEDIATE JAZZ CONCEPTION  | ALL TRACKS/DROPBOX
      • JULY 7 – SPLANK STREET
      • AUGUST 5 – MELON ISLAND 
  • HARMONIC MODES & CHORDS
      • Harmonic Minors > Scales & Modes > PDF
      • Keys completed: D, G, C, A, E, B
  • HONOR BAND JAZZ ETUDES > LINK
  • NEW > JAZZ DUETS BY GORDON GOODWIN
  • MELODIOUS STUDIES
        • August 5> Page 6, Exercise 13 >  Eb Major > Tempo= 72-116
        • August 5 > Page 7, Exercise 14 > C Minor > Tempo/8th= 120


  • LONG TONES with an “AIR START“.
      • Don’t tongue notes.
      • SLOW to fast air. 
      • Tempo=60 / USE SCORECARD
      • Hold out until you’re blowing dust. SQUEEZE!!!!
      • Take in MORE air!!


  • KLOSE | 25 DAILY STUDIES
      • 07/14/2021 > #13 > Play 2x > Steady beat.
      • 03/05/2021 > #21 – Two pages. Allegro vivo
      • 01/15/2021 > #22 – Two Pages!
      • 01/08/2021 > LEARN: Exercise #19 > Tempo=108, 112, 116 or ?
      • 01/08/2021 > REVIEW:  Exercise #18 > Tempo=152 > in 3/4 time

  • MINOR SCALES | LINK

      • 4/2 – Natural Minors > FULL RANGE
      • 4/30 – Harmonic Minors > FULL RANGE 
      • 7/24 – Melodic  Minors > Only 1 or 2 octaves

  • NPHS JAZZ SONGS

  • NEWBURY PARK HS JAZZ
  • Third Bass Line | PDF | AUDIO
  • Flight of the Foo Birds | MP3
  • Watermelon Man | PDF | YouTube | Dexter Gordon solo on YouTube
  • Recordame (Mike Kamuf) @126, 132, 138, 144, 152 | PDF | YouTube
  • WRITE A NEW SOLO for the 2nd chorus!
  • Bob Mintzer | Playing the Changes | PDF | audio


  • Jim SNIDERO JAZZ BOOK > EASY JAZZ CONCEPTIONS
      • LINK FOR ALL TRACKS:  click here
      • Bird’s Backyard | Tempo = 144 & 168 | Track 13 | Track 30 | Swing Drum Track
      • “US” – Watch out for rhythm & feel.
      • “Love is Easy” – Practice with a swing track from my website & the backing track.

  • JAZZ TRANSCRIPTION | TAKEDOWNS:
  • JAZZ TRANSCRIPTIONS | WRITTEN TRANSCRIPTIONS
    • BLOWIN’ FOR DOOTSIE / DEXTER GORDON > PDF
      • 4.23 > clicking m.92-95. Then w/swing track
      • Practice track (Rhy & Solo) > MP3
      • Play with the YouTube recording > slowing it down to .75 or .50 > LINK
      • Play with iRealPro backing track > TRACK