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SAXOPHONE

REAL BOOK > ANALYZING TUNES & IMPROV

  • WARM UP > HARMONIC MINOR SCALES & CHORDS
  • REMEMBER TO REVIEW & IMPROV ON ALL THE SONGS WE HAVE GONE OVER
    • Autumn Leaves (8/14 & 21/22) | * features E harmonic
    • Blue Bossa (8/7/22) | *features D harmonic
    • How High the Moon
    • Just Friends (next)
    • Days of Wine & Roses
    • Stella Starlight
    • Cottontail 

WRITE OUT AND/OR MEMORIZE A TRANSCRIPTION

WARM-UP / SCALES

  • LONG TONES ON LOW NOTES ON TENOR > WITH VIBRATO A LA “ELLINGTON STYLE”
  • CHROMATIC SCALE | Up and back in one breath
  •  HARMONIC MINOR > MODES & CHORDS > PDF
  • MAJOR SCALE > MODES & CHORDS > PDF

TRANSCRIPTION(S):

  • Charlie Parker > OMNIBOOK: Anthropology >  (March 14)
  • Phil Woods > Stella By Starlight | YouTube | PDF |* class assignment > TIME TO LEARN YOUR SOLO and prepare to record it with a backing track.  : D
  • Stella by Starlight > Dick Oates | YouTube | PDF |* class assignment
  • Jackie McLean’s “Blues Inn” | Alto Solo Image (page 1 & 2) | Solo Image (page 2 & 3) |* class assignment
  • Let’s work on this > Now’s the Time > Blues in F >  Namm solo artist Brian Miller | PDF | YouTube (5:04)
  • MEMORIZE KIM No1 > All Pages > PDF

SAXOPHONE ETUDE & JAZZ BOOKS

  • KLOSE BOOK | 25 Daily Studies:

  • PARES SCALES
  • Page 42 – #188 – Chromatics
  • Page 44 – # 200-203 | Low notes are the foundation of good tone. Try to slur on the D section
  • ETUDE: Page 17-20 — Key of A >> Start with FULL RANGE scale / * TAKE REPEATS on #59-63

  • MELODIOUS STUDIES | Use (or try to use) metronome markings
  • Sept 13, 2020 & August 3, 2021
      • Page 3 | D major – tempo = 88 > Be on time! Don’t be late for any downbeats!
      • Page 3 | B minor – tempo = 88-108 > Tricky math
      • Page 4 | Preview

  • FIRST PRACTICAL STUDIES BOOK
      • Page 32, #1

CLARINET

AHS WIND 2 –  BAND PIECES

  • 2022 – to be determined

MINOR SCALES FOR CLARINETPDF

  • 12/20 – Natural Minors
  • Harmonic Minors
  • Melodic Minors

CLARINET | WARM UP

  • Klose Saxophone book – #4, 11 or 16 (easy ones)

CLARINET  ETUDE BOOKS

  • CLARINET DUETS
      • MOZART DUETS > VOLUME 1 > 1. K378 > MEASURE #59
      • FUTURE KLOSE DUETS > Pages 20-21 > ALL
  • KROEPSCH | Sept 20

      • Repeat 8 times each before playing the last measure (“Final Bar”)
      • Be mindful of articulations.  Adding “STYLE” to the exercise.
      • Ritard a bit before the repeat.  Adding “MUSICALITY” to your playing.
      • Fermata or decently long note for last the last note. Lean into the last note, get your best sound!
        ASSIGNMENT:  Page 2 | Exercises #1-8
  • SPOHR CONCERTO NO1, OP26 > PDF | YouTube
  • BAERMANN BOOK | Sept 20
      • Page 27 – LONG Tones everyday. Don’t skip or speed through this page.
      • Page 28 – All exercises
      • Page 29 – No 6:  Mechanical exercises. Repeat each 8 times!
  • MELODIOUS & PROGRESSIVE STUDIES | Sept 20
      • USE your metronome! Get as close to the metronome marking.
      • Get your BEST tone.
      • Be MUSICAL at all times. Hold last note out.
      • Page 1 – C Major:   (1) Tongue all notes.  (2) Play as written.
      • Page 1 – A minor:   Add dynamics.
  • PARES SCALES
      • Key of C Major / Pages 2, 3 & 4 — NON-Stop (no repeats) | One after another to fast-track you to good tone.
      • Feel free to slur everything for tone building.
      • Don’t worry if it sounds “bad”. It will get better.
      • ANY high “fussy” notes, hold for a long tone (or write in a fermata on those notes) when you “land” on those notes. Don’t worry about being metronomic.
      • High notes, flatten out your bottom lip and press on the reed firmly using the center of your bottom lip.
  • CLARINET | MAJOR SCALE/ LEARNING SCALE
      • 2 octaves / Unless you are going to aim for Wind Honors > Full Range
  • CLARINET SOLO > FOR 2021 | MOZART’S K622 > PDF MUSIC
      • START AT LINE #6 AND KEEP GOING. Memorize difficult passages.

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