KAYLA MUSIC ASSIGNMENTS | Fridays 4:30

TENOR SAXOPHONE ASSIGNMENTS

Zoom | 4:30-5:15pm

  • WARM-UP > KLOSE > #14 & #13
      • PLAY TWICE > SLOWER, MORE RELAXED MANNER. MORE MUSICAL.
      • IDENTIFY MINOR SCALES & CHORDS ANALYZING REPETITIVE NOTES/PHRASE/IDEAS/MEASURES.
  • DEXTER GORDON TRANSCRIPTIONS > MEMORIZED
      • APPLE JUMP > PDF > YouTube
      • FRIED BANANAS > PDF > YouTube
          • Analyzing chord progressions.
  • JIM SNIDERO / INTERMEDIATE JAZZ CONCEPTION
      • JULY 7 – SPLANK STREET > MP3
  • HARMONIC MODES & CHORDS
      • Harmonic Minors > Scales & Modes > PDF
      • Keys completed: D, G, C, A, E, B
  • HONOR BAND JAZZ ETUDES
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  • 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!!


  • MELODIOUS STUDIES
        • MAY 14 > Page 6, Exercise 11 >  Ab Major > TEMPO=104
        • MAY 14 > Page 7, Exercise 12 > F Minor > TEMPO = 80 for the 1/2 note 
            • * Alla breve – also known as cut time or cut common time – is a musical meter notated by the time signature symbol, which is the equivalent of. The term is Italian for “on the breve”, originally meaning that the beat was counted on the breve. Alla breve is a “simple-duple meter with a half-note pulse”

  • 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